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

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In this publication, readers are treated to a delightful collection of satirical cartoons, humorous essays, and witty commentary on the events of the day. The illustrations are cleverly drawn and provide a humorous take on politics, society, and culture in Victorian-era London. The writers showcase a sharp wit and keen observation of the world around them, making for an entertaining read that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, September 19, 1891 is a wonderful snapshot of the time period and a must-read for anyone interested in the humor and politics of the late 19th century.

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VOL. 101.

September 19, 1891.

[Illustration: OFF DUTY.

The "Daily Graphic" Weather Young Woman gets her "Sundays out." ]



Night time and silence! O'er the brooding hill The last faint whisper of the zephyr dies; Meadows and trees and lanes are hushed and still, A shroud of mist on the slow river lies; And the tall sentry poplars silent keep Their lonely vigil in a world of sleep.

Yea, all men sleep who toiled throughout the day At sport or work, and had their fill of sound, The jest and laughter that we mate with play, The beat of hoofs, the mill wheel grinding round, The anvil's note on summer breezes borne, The sickle's sweep in fields of yellow corn.

And I too, as the hours go softly by, Lie and forget, and yield to sleep's behest, Leave for a space the world without a sigh, And pass through silence into dreamless rest; Like a tired swimmer floating tranquilly Full in the tide upon a peaceful sea.

But hark, that sound! Again and yet again! Darkness is cleft, the stricken silence breaks, And sleep's soft veil is rudely rent in twain, And weary nature all too soon, awakes; Though through the gloom has pierced no ray of light, To hail the dawn and bid farewell to night... Continue reading book >>

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