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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, May 21, 1892   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, May 21, 1892" provides a fascinating and humorous glimpse into the social and political climate of late 19th century Britain. The satirical cartoons and witty writings in this volume are sure to entertain readers and offer insight into the issues and events of the time. The illustrations are beautifully detailed and the writing is clever and sharp, making this magazine a delightful read for anyone interested in history, satire, or British culture. Overall, "Punch" Volume 102 offers a unique and enjoyable look at Victorian society through the lens of humor and satire.

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VOL. 102

MAY 21, 1892



"She Pantaloons? seedy? Now, do we look like it?"

The speaker was a tall, robust maiden with fair hair; on her knee was an edition (without notes) of the Anabasis of Xenophon , and by her side was Liddell and Scott's Lexicon , in which she had just been 21 tracking an exceptionally difficult but, let me hasten to add, a perfectly regular Greek verb to its lair. There were a considerable number of roseate specimens of English womanhood in the library of Girnham College, where, with some natural diffidence, I had ventured to put the rather delicate question to which I received the above reply.

For I had been much troubled in my soul about Sir JAMES CRICHTON BROWNE's recent deliverances with regard to the injurious physical effect of the Higher Education upon women, and, as a devoted if hitherto unappreciated admirer of the Fair Sex, I felt I had a theoretical interest in the question, and was bound to verify Dr. BROWNE's views. The most obvious way of satisfying my anxiety was to go to Girnham myself and ask the lady students what they thought about it, and so I did.

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