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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, February 14, 1891 is a collection of humorous and satirical sketches, poems, and cartoons that were originally published in the British magazine Punch. The content in this particular volume is filled with wit, clever wordplay, and sharp social commentary on the events of the time.

Readers will enjoy the wide range of topics covered in this volume, from politics and society to culture and current events. The illustrations are also a highlight, adding an extra layer of humor and insight to the text.

While some of the references may be dated, the overall message and themes are timeless. This collection provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of Victorian England and the issues that were important to its citizens.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, February 14, 1891 is a delightful read for fans of satire and humor. It is a well-curated selection of the best work from one of the most iconic publications of its time.

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VOL. 100.

February 14, 1891.




It is customary for the self righteous moralists who puff themselves into a state of Jingo complacency over the failings of foreign nations, to declare with considerable unction that the domestic hearth, which every Frenchman habitually tramples upon, is maintained in unviolated purity in every British household. The rude shocks which Mr. Justice BUTT occasionally administers to the national conscience are readily forgotten, and the chorus of patriotic adulation is stimulated by the visits which the British censor finds it necessary to pay (in mufti) to the courts of wickedness in continental capitals. It may be that among our unimaginative race the lack of virtue is not presented in the gaudy trappings that delight our neighbours. Our wickedness is coarser and less attractive. It gutters like a cheap candle when contrasted with the steady brilliancy of the Parisian article. Public opinion, too, holds amongst us a more formidable lash, and wields it with a sterner and more frequent severity. But it is impossible to deny that our society, however strict its professed code may be, can and does produce examples of those lapses from propriety which the superficial public deems to be typically and exclusively continental... Continue reading book >>

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