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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, October 3, 1891" is a delightful collection of satirical cartoons, short stories, and poetry that offers a fascinating glimpse into the social and political issues of late 19th century Britain. The witty humor and sharp commentary showcased in this volume are both entertaining and thought-provoking, making it a valuable historical document as well as an enjoyable read.

The illustrations are particularly striking, ranging from whimsical caricatures of prominent figures to detailed scenes that capture the spirit of the times. The writing is equally impressive, with clever wordplay and clever observations that shed light on the concerns and preoccupations of the era.

Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, October 3, 1891" is a must-read for anyone interested in Victorian society, humor, or political commentary. It is a charming and engaging work that has stood the test of time, remaining as relevant and entertaining today as it was over a century ago.

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VOL. 101.

October 3rd, 1891.


No. IX.

SCENE The Burg Terrace at Nuremberg . PODBURY on a bench, grappling with the Epitome of SPENCER.

Podbury ( reading aloud, with comments ). "For really to conceive the infinite divisibility of matter is mentally to follow out the divisions to infinity, and to do this would require infinite time." You're right there , old cock, and, as I haven't got it to spare, I won't trouble you! um um ... "opposite absurdities" "subjective modifications" ... "ultimate scientific ideas, then, are all representative of ideas that cannot be comprehended." I could have told him that. What bally rot this Philosophy is but I suppose I must peg away at it. Didn't she say she was sorry I didn't go in more for cultivating my mind? ( He looks up. ) Jove, here she comes! and yes, there's that beggar CULCHARD with her! I thought he'd how the dickens did he manage to ? I see what he's after thinks he'll cut me out twice over but he shan't this time, if I can help it!

Culchard ( to Miss HYPATIA PRENDERGAST). No, the Modern Spirit is too earnestly intent upon solving the problems of existence to tolerate humour in its literature. Humour has served a certain purpose in its day, but that day is done, and I for one cannot pretend to regret its decay... Continue reading book >>

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