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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 2, 1841   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 2, 1841 is a witty and satirical collection of humorous articles, cartoons, and poems. The publication provides a clever commentary on society and politics during the Victorian era, showcasing the talent of various writers and artists. The content is both entertaining and thought-provoking, offering a unique perspective on the issues of the time. Readers with an interest in history and satire will appreciate this engaging and insightful publication."

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VOL. 1.




"The Wrongheads have been a considerable family ever since England was England."


[Illustration: M]Morning and evening, from every village within three or four miles of the metropolis, may be remarked a tide of young men wending diurnal way to and from their respective desks and counters in the city, preceded by a ripple of errand boys, and light porters, and followed by an ebb of plethoric elderly gentlemen in drab gaiters. Now these individuals compose for the most part that particular, yet indefinite class of people, who call themselves "gentlemen," and are called by everybody else "persons." They are a body the advanced guard of the "Tiptoes;" an army which invaded us some thirty years ago, and which, since that time, has been actively and perseveringly spoiling and desolating our modest, quiet, comfortable English homes, turning our parlours into "boudoirs," ripping our fragrant patches of roses into fantastic "parterres," covering our centre tables with albums and wax flowers, and, in short (for these details pain us), stripping our nooks and corners of the welcome warm air of pleasant homeliness, which was wont to be a charm and a privilege, to substitute for it a chilly gloss an unwholesome straining after effect a something less definite in its operation than in its result, which is called gentility... Continue reading book >>

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