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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, February 20, 1892   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, February 20, 1892 by Various" is a delightful collection of satirical and witty cartoons and articles that offer a humorous look at the current events and social issues of the time. The illustrations are clever and entertaining, and the writing is sharp and clever. It provides a fascinating insight into the mindset and concerns of Victorian society. Overall, this volume is a fantastic glimpse into the past and a great read for anyone interested in history, humor, or social commentary.

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VOL. 102.

February 20, 1892.



[In which GINGER JIMMY gives his views of Lazarus, Dives, Dirt, Mother Church, Slum Freeholders and "Freedom of Contract."]

"The Golgotha of Slumland!" That's a phrase as I am told Is made use of by a party, wich that party must be bold, In the name of Mister LAZARUS, a good Saint Pancrage gent, Wot has writ a book on Slumland, and its Landlords, and its Rent.[1]

He's a Member of the "Westry 'Ealth Committee," so it seems, And the story wot he tells will sound, to some , like 'orrid dreams. But, lor bless yer! we knows better, and if sech 'cute coves as 'im Want to ferret hout the facks , they might apply to GINGER JIM.

There's the mischief in these matters; them as knows won't always tell. Wy, if you want to spot a "screw," or track up a bad smell, You've got to be a foxer, for whilst slums makes topping rent, There will always be lots 'anging round to put yer off the scent !

I can tell yer arf the right 'uns even ain't quite in the know, And there's lots o' little fakes to make 'em boggle, or go slow. Werry plorserble their statements, and they puts 'em nice and plain, And a crockidile can drop 'em when 'e once turns on the main... Continue reading book >>

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