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Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, March 26, 1892   By:

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"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, March 26, 1892" is a witty and satirical collection of cartoons, articles, and poems that provide a snapshot of British society in the late 19th century. The magazine's blend of humor and social commentary offers a unique perspective on political events, cultural trends, and everyday life during this time period.

The illustrations are detailed and expressive, capturing the absurdity and contradictions of Victorian society with sharp wit and clever wordplay. The accompanying articles and poems are equally engaging, offering a mix of lighthearted humor and pointed criticism that still resonates today.

While some of the references may be dated and obscure to modern readers, the overall tone and themes of the publication feel surprisingly relevant. "Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, March 26, 1892" is a delightful and thought-provoking read for anyone interested in history, humor, or social commentary.

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VOL. 102.

March 26, 1892.


[Illustration: The Stay at Home Voter.]

Ye Moderates of London Who sat at home at ease, Ah! little did you think upon The dangerous C.C.'s! While comfort did surround you, You did not care to go To remote Spots to vote When the stormy winds did blow.

The voter should have courage No danger he should shun; In every kind of weather All sorts of risks should run. Not he! So bold Progressives Will tax him, and he'll know He must pay In their way, Which is neither sure nor slow.

But when the Thames Embankment, The finest road in town, Is riotous with tramcars, Will that make rates come down? Will all these free arrangements, Free water, gas, do so? Oh, they may! Who can say? And the Companies may go.

When LIDGETT and McDOUGALL Are censors of the play, We can patronise the Drama In a strictly proper way; When PARKINSON's Inspector Of Ballets, we shall know He will stop Any hop If he sees a dancer's toe.

Such grandmaternal rulers Will settle life for us, And Moderates, escaping All canvassing and fuss, Can still, from cosy firesides, Through three long years or so, Watch whereat Jumps the cat, And which way the wind does blow... Continue reading book >>

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