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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, December 26, 1891   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, December 26, 1891 is a collection of humorous and satirical sketches, cartoons, and articles that offer a glimpse into Victorian-era British society. The publication covers a wide range of topics, including politics, social issues, and popular culture, all presented in a witty and entertaining manner.

The writing is clever and sharp, with a keen eye for observation and a playful sense of humor. The illustrations are equally engaging, adding an extra layer of visual humor to the text. Readers with an interest in history will appreciate the window into the past that this volume provides, offering insights into the concerns and attitudes of the time.

While some of the jokes and references may be dated, there is still much to enjoy in this collection. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, December 26, 1891 is a delightful read for anyone looking for a taste of Victorian wit and satire.

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VOL. 101

DECTEMBER 26, 1891


I remember coming home and dressing to go out again. Of this so far I am sure. I remember too taking a cab; also the cab taking me. But oddly enough though I dined that evening with a very old friend, somehow I cannot for the life of me, at this moment, call to mind his name or remember where he lives.


However, the evening was so remarkable that I at once sat down next day to record all that I could remember of this strange Christmas Party. Round the table were ROBERT ELSMERE, DORIAN GRAY, Sir ALAN QUATERMAIN, the MASTER of BALLANTREE, and other distinguished persons, including Princess NAPRAXINE, a charming woman, who looked remarkably well in her white velvet with a knot of old lace at her throat and a tea rose in her hair. Mrs. HAWKSBEE, too, looked smart in black satin, but in my opinion she was cut out by little DAISY MILLER, a sprightly young lady from America. My host (I wish I could remember his name) carried his love of celebrities so far, that even his servants were persons of considerable notoriety. His head butler, a man named MULVANEY, was an old soldier, who, with the two footmen (formerly his companions in arms) had been known in India by the name of "Soldiers Three... Continue reading book >>

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