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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 9, 1841   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 9, 1841 is a delightful collection of satirical and humorous content that provides a fascinating glimpse into the Victorian era. The magazine covers a wide range of topics, from politics and social issues to literature and fashion, all with a clever and witty approach.

The illustrations and cartoons throughout the volume are both entertaining and thought-provoking, adding an extra layer of humor to the already witty writing. The contributors to Punch showcase their talent for clever wordplay and sharp commentary, making each article a joy to read.

While some of the references may be dated, the overall themes of human nature and society are still relevant today, making this volume a timeless and enjoyable read. Whether you are a history buff or simply enjoy a good laugh, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 9, 1841 is sure to entertain and enlighten.

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VOL. 1.



"In the king's name, Let fall your swords and daggers." CRITIC.

[Illustration: A]A melo drama is a theatrical dose in two or three acts, according to the strength of the constitution of the audience. Its component parts are a villain, a lover, a heroine, a comic character, and an executioner. These having simmered and macerated through all manner of events, are strained off together into the last scene; and the effervescence which then ensues is called the dénouement , and the dénouement is the soul of the drama.

Dénouements are of three kinds: The natural, the unnatural, and the supernatural.

The "natural" is achieved when no probabilities are violated; that is, when the circumstances are such as really might occur if we could only bring ourselves to think so as, ( ex. gr. )

When the villain, being especially desirous to preserve and secrete certain documents of vital importance to himself and to the piece, does, most unaccountably, mislay them in the most conspicuous part of the stage, and straightway they are found by the very last member of the dram. pers. in whose hands he would like to see them.

When the villain and his accomplice, congratulating each other on the successful issue of their crimes, and dividing the spoil thereof (which they are always careful to do in a loud voice, and in a room full of closets), are suddenly set upon and secured by the innocent yet suspected and condemned parties, who are at that moment passing on their way to execution... Continue reading book >>

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