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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, April 25, 1891   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, April 25, 1891 is a witty and satirical collection of political cartoons, humorous articles, and clever commentary. Its sharp wit and keen observations offer a glimpse into the social and political landscape of the late 19th century. The illustrations are beautifully detailed and add an extra layer of humor to the writing. The writers and artists of Punch have a knack for skewering the pretentious and pointing out the absurdities of everyday life. This volume is a delightful read for anyone interested in history, humor, or satire. Highly recommended for fans of Victorian-era comedy and commentary.

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VOL. 100.

April 25th, 1891.


( Condensed and Revised Version by Mr P.'s Own Harmless Ibsenite. )



SCENE A Sitting room cheerfully decorated in dark colours. Broad doorway, hung with black crape, in the wall at back, leading to a back Drawing room, in which, above a sofa in black horsehair, hangs a posthumous portrait of the late General GABLER. On the piano is a handsome pall. Through the glass panes of the back Drawing room window are seen a dead wall and a cemetery. Settees, sofas, chairs, &c., handsomely upholstered in black bombazine, and studded with small round nails. Bouquets of immortelles and dead grasses are lying everywhere about.

Enter Aunt JULIE ( a good natured looking lady in a smart hat ).

Aunt J. Well, I declare, if I believe GEORGE or HEDDA are up yet! ( Enter GEORGE TESMAN, humming, stout, careless, spectacled. ) Ah, my dear boy, I have called before breakfast to inquire how you and HEDDA are after returning late last night from your long honeymoon. Oh, dear me, yes; am I not your old Aunt, and are not these attentions usual in Norway?

George. Good Lord, yes! My six months' honeymoon has been quite a little travelling scholarship, eh? I have been examining archives... Continue reading book >>

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