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Punch, Or the London Charivari, Volume 102, April 16, 1892   By:

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Punch, Or the London Charivari, Volume 102, April 16, 1892 is a delightful collection of satirical and humorous illustrations and articles that provide a fascinating glimpse into the culture and society of 19th century London. The witty and clever writing, paired with the sharp and detailed illustrations, make for an engaging read that will entertain and amuse readers of all ages. The variety of topics covered in this volume, from politics to social issues, ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Overall, this volume of Punch is a charming and entertaining read that offers a unique perspective on history and culture.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI

VOL. 102

APRIL 16, 1892

WRESTLING WITH WHISTLERS.

(A REMINISCENCE OF A RECENT EXHIBITION.)

SCENE The Goupil Gallery. Groups of more or less puzzled Britons discovered, conscientiously endeavouring to do justice to the Collection, having realised that Mr. WHISTLER's work is now considered entitled to serious consideration, but feeling themselves unable to get beyond a timid tolerance. In addition to these, there are Frank Philistines who are here with a fixed intention of being funny, Matrons with a strongly domesticated taste in Art, Serious Elderly Ladies, Literal Persons, &c., &c.

A Lady ( after looking at a representation of Old Battersea Bridge in the tone of a person who feels she is making a liberal concession ). Well, do you know, I must say that isn't so bad. I shouldn't so much mind having that in the room, should you?

[Illustration: A Brother Brush.]

Her Companion ( dubiously ). Well, I don't know. He's put a steamer in. Should you think there were steamers in a ( vaguely ) those days?

First Lady ( evidently considering Mr. WHISTLER capable of any eccentricity ). Oh, I don't suppose he would mind that much.

First Literal Person ( coming to the portrait of Miss ALEXANDER )... Continue reading book >>


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