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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, October 24, 1891   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, October 24, 1891 is a delightful collection of satirical and humorous articles, cartoons, and poems that provide a fascinating glimpse into British society during the late 19th century. The publication covers a wide range of topics, including politics, culture, and everyday life, with a sharp wit and clever insight that still resonates today.

The illustrations throughout the book are particularly striking, showcasing the talented artists of the time and adding an extra layer of entertainment to the text. The writing is both witty and thought-provoking, offering a unique perspective on the issues of the day.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, October 24, 1891 is an engaging and entertaining read that is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in history, satire, or British culture. Highly recommended for fans of classic humor and social commentary.

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VOL. 101.

October 24, 1891.




Here is an Institution doomed to scare The furious devotees of Laissez Faire . What mental shock, indeed, could prove immenser To Mumbo Jumbo or to HERBERT SPENCER? Free Books? Reading provided from the Rates? Oh, that means Freedom's ruin, and the State's! Self help's all right, e'en if you rob a brother But human creatures must not help each other! The "Self made Man," whom SAMUEL SMILES so praises, Who on his fellows' necks his footing raises, The systematic "Sweater," who sucks wealth From toiling crowds by cunning and by stealth, He is all right, he has no maudlin twist, He does not shock the Individualist! But rate yourselves to give the poor free reading? The Pelican to warm her nestlings bleeding, Was no such monument of feeble folly. Let folks alone , and all will then be jolly. Let the poor perish, let the ignorant sink, The tempted tumble, and the drunkard drink! Let no, don't let the low born robber rob, Because, well, that would rather spoil the job. If footpad freedom brooked no interference, Of Capital there might be a great clearance; But, Wealth well guarded, let all else alone... Continue reading book >>

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