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Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, April 2, 1892   By:

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Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, April 2, 1892 offers a unique and entertaining glimpse into the social and political issues of the late 19th century. The satirical cartoons and witty commentary provide insight into the cultural atmosphere of the time, and the variety of topics covered make for a stimulating read. The humor may be a bit dated for modern readers, but the overall quality of the writing and illustrations still shines through. Overall, this volume serves as a valuable historical document and a delightful source of entertainment.

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VOL. 102.

April 2, 1892.


[Illustration: "Knock'd 'em!"]

"What's in an 'at without an 'ed?" DISTAFFINA DE COCKAIGNE was wont to inquire, and "what's an 'all" (of Music like the London Pavilion) "without a NED" in the shape of Mr. EDWARD SWANBOROUGH, the all knowing yet ever green Acting Manager at this place of entertainment, who possessing the secret of perpetual youth in all the glory of ever resplendent hat and ever dazzling shirt front, ushers us into the Stalls in time to hear the best part of an excellent all round show. It is sad to think that, probably as we were disputing with the cabman, the celebrated Miss BOOM TE RÉ SA, alias LOTTIE COLLINS, Serio Comic and Dancer, was "booming" and "teraying" before the eyes of a delighted audience. Strange that we should not yet have heard the great original. But as she is not (so to adapt a line from the " Last Rose of Summer ") "left booming alone," we have not escaped hearing several of her male and female imitators who, by her kind permission and that of her publishers, trade on her present exceptional success. However, when we entered the Stalls, Miss BOOM TE RÉ SA had disappeared, and somebody with a song had "intervened" a mode of proceeding not necessarily limited to the Queen's Proctor before the object of our visit walked on to the stage, and when he did come a pretty object he was too, seeing that it was Mr... Continue reading book >>

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