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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, September 12, 1841   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, September 12, 1841 is a delightful collection of satirical illustrations and humorous articles that provide a fascinating glimpse into the social and political landscape of Victorian England. The witty commentary on current events and public figures is both entertaining and thought-provoking, offering readers a unique perspective on the issues of the day.

The diverse range of contributors ensures that there is something for everyone in this volume, from clever political cartoons to lighthearted jokes and literary parodies. The publication's sharp wit and clever wordplay make it a joy to read, inviting readers to engage with the material and ponder the deeper meaning behind the humor.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, September 12, 1841 is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of satire and comedy. Its timeless humor and sharp observations continue to entertain and inform readers over a century later.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 1.

FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 12, 1841.

THE HEIR OF APPLEBITE.

CHAPTER III.

[Illustration: A]"After the ceremony, the happy pair set off for Brighton."

There is something peculiarly pleasing in the above paragraph. The imagination instantly conjures up an elegant yellow bodied chariot, lined with pearl drab, and a sandwich basket. In one corner sits a fair and blushing creature partially arrayed in the garments of a bride, their spotless character diversified with some few articles of a darker hue, resembling, in fact, the liquid matrimony of port and sherry; her delicate hands have been denuded of their gloves, exhibiting to the world the glittering emblem of her endless hopes. In the other, a smiling piece of four and twenty humanity is reclining, gazing upon the beautiful treasure, which has that morning cost him about six pounds five shillings, in the shape of licence and fees. He too has deprived himself of the sunniest portions of his wardrobe, and has softened the glare of his white ducks, and the gloss of his blue coat, by the application of a drab waistcoat. But why indulge in speculative dreams when we have realities to detail!

Agamemnon Collumpsion Applebite and his beauteous Juliana Theresa (late Waddledot), for three days, experienced that

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