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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, December 19, 1891   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, December 19, 1891" is a charming collection of satirical cartoons, witty aphorisms, and humorous articles that offer a snapshot of Victorian society. The magazine's unique blend of humor and social commentary makes for an entertaining and enlightening read, as it pokes fun at the foibles and follies of the era. The illustrations are whimsical and well-executed, adding to the overall appeal of the publication. While some of the jokes may be dated, many of the themes and issues addressed still resonate today. Overall, "Punch" provides a fascinating glimpse into the past and is a must-read for anyone interested in British history and humor.

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VOL. 101.

December 19, 1891.


[Illustration: King Cracker the Millionth, of the Bonbon Dynasty.]

The Baron's Assistants say that of the Christmas works published by Messrs. HUTCHINSON & CO. they can and do recommend The Children of Wilton Chase by L.J. MEAD, to which they accord their mead of praise, which likewise they bestow on FLORENCE MARRYAT's The Little Marine and the Japanese Lily , a book of adventures in the land of the Rising Sun, which will delight many rising sons for whom chiefly was this book intended. There are always "more ways than one," and so Where Two Ways Meet there is like to be a puzzle, solved in this instance by the authoress, SARAH DOUDNEY. Put down the books! Come to the festive board! Down (the right way of course) with the mince pie and plum pudding! Strange is it that the source of so much enjoyment, the very types of Christmas good cheer, should themselves be so "down in the mouth" as invariably are Mathew Mince pie and Peter Plum pudding at this festive season. And they being gone and cleared off, enter a gentleman bearing the unusual and remarkable name of SMITH familiarly welcomed as "TOM" of that ilk and then pop go the crackers! "But we must keep the secret," whisper the Baron's Assistants, and they strongly advise everyone not to peep into this boîte à surprise until Christmas Day itself... Continue reading book >>

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