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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, March 14, 1891" is a delightful collection of satirical and comedic sketches that offer a glimpse into the social and political landscape of the late 19th century. Featuring witty illustrations and clever wordplay, this volume showcases the sharp wit and biting humor for which Punch is renowned.

The contributors to this volume tackle a range of topics, from the absurdity of fashion trends to the follies of politicians and society elites. The editorial cartoons are particularly effective in poking fun at the pompous and powerful, while the written pieces offer clever commentary on contemporary issues.

While some of the humor may be dated, there are still plenty of laughs to be had in this collection. The writing is sharp, the illustrations are engaging, and the overall tone is light-hearted and entertaining. Fans of satire and British humor will find much to enjoy in "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, March 14, 1891."

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VOL. 100.

March 14, 1891.



We will ask you, reader, this week, to compel your fancy to take a further flight, and kindly imagine yourself a worthy merchant, who has exchanged the turmoil of City life for the elegant leisure of a suburban villa let us say at Norwood. You are in your dining room, examining the sky, and thinking that, if the weather holds up, you will take your big dog out presently for a run before lunch, when you are told that a gentleman is in the study who wishes to see you "on particular business." The very word excites you, not unpleasantly, nor do you care whether it is Churchwarden's business, or the District Board, or the County Council it is enough that your experience and practical knowledge of affairs are in request and, better still, it will give you something to do. So, after a delay due to your own importance, you march into your study, and find a brisk stranger, with red whiskers and a flexible mouth, absorbed in documents which he has brought with him in a black bag.

[Illustration: "Your Visitor has his Note book out."]

"I have the pleasure of addressing Mr. MARK LANE, I think?" he says. "Just so. Well, Mr. MARK LANE, I consider myself extremely fortunate in finding you at home, I assure you, and a very charming place you have here abundant evidence of a refined and cultivated mind, excellent selection of our best known writers, everything, if I may say so, elegant in the extreme as was to be expected! Even from the cursory glimpse I have had, I can see that your interior would lend itself admirably to picturesque description which brings me to the object of my visit... Continue reading book >>

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