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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, August 27, 1892   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, August 27, 1892 is a clever and humorous collection of satirical cartoons, articles, and poems that provide a witty commentary on the social and political issues of the time. The magazine covers a wide range of topics, from the absurdities of everyday life to the follies of the upper classes.

The cartoons are especially well-done, with sharp wit and biting humor that poke fun at the foibles and hypocrisies of Victorian society. The articles are equally entertaining, offering a mix of sly observations and clever wordplay that will keep readers engaged and amused.

While some of the references may be dated, there is still plenty to enjoy in Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, August 27, 1892. Fans of satire and humor will appreciate the timeless wit and charm of this classic publication.

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VOL. 103.

August 27, 1892.



SCENE The Agricultural Hall. A large Steam Circus is revolving with its organ in full blast; near it is a "Razzle Dazzle" Machine, provided with a powerful mechanical piano. To the combined strains of these instruments, the merrier hearts of Islington are performing a desultory dance, which seems to consist chiefly in the various couples charging each other with desperate gallantry. At the further end of the Hall is a Stage, on which a Variety Performance is in progress, and along the side of the gallery a Switchback, the rolling thunder of which, accompanied by masculine whoops and feminine squeaks, is distinctly audible. Near the entrance is a painted house front with two doors, which are being pitilessly battered with wooden balls; from time to time a well directed missile touches a spring, one of the doors opens, and an idiotic effigy comes blandly goggling and sliding down an inclined plane, to be saluted with yells of laughter, and ignominiously pushed back into domestic privacy. Amidst surroundings thus happily suggesting the idyllic and pastoral associations of Arcady, is an unpretending booth, the placards on which announce it to be the temporary resting place of the "Far famed Adepts of Thibet," who are there for a much needed change, after a "3500 years' residence in the Desert of Gobi... Continue reading book >>

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