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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, December 25, 1841   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, December 25, 1841 is a delightful compilation of satirical and humorous content from the popular British magazine. Filled with witty cartoons, clever prose, and sharp commentary on the social and political issues of the time, this volume provides a fascinating insight into the Victorian era. The writing is clever and engaging, offering a window into the attitudes and values of the period.

The illustrations are a highlight of the book, bringing the satirical humor to life with their detailed and expressive depictions of the characters and situations being lampooned. The social commentary is sharp and incisive, offering a critique of the injustices and absurdities of the time in a way that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, December 25, 1841 is a charming and engaging read for anyone interested in history, satire, or just a good laugh. The blend of wit, humor, and social commentary makes it a timeless classic that still resonates with readers today.

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Mr. CHOKEPEAR is, to the finger nails, a respectable man. The tax gatherer was never known to call at his door a second time for the same rate; he takes the sacrament two or three times a year, and has in his cellar the oldest port in the parish. He has more than once subscribed to the fund for the conversion of the Jews; and, as a proof of his devotion to the interests of the established church, it was he who started the subscription to present the excellent Doctor MANNAMOUTH with a superb silver tea pot, cream jug, and spoons. He did this, as he has often proudly declared, to show to the infidel world that there were some men in the parish who were true Christians. He has acquired a profound respect for Sir PETER LAURIE, since the alderman's judgments upon "the starving villains who would fly in the face of their Maker;" and, having a very comfortable balance at his banker's, considers all despair very weak, very foolish, and very sinful. He, however, blesses himself that for such miscreants there is Newgate; and more there is Sir PETER LAURIE.

Mr. CHOKEPEAR loves Christmas! Yes, he is an Englishman, and he will tell you that he loves to keep Christmas day in the true old English fashion... Continue reading book >>

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