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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 31, 1892" is a delightful collection of satirical cartoons, humorous articles, and witty commentary that provide a fascinating glimpse into the social and political issues of the late 19th century. Written by various authors and illustrators, this volume is a testament to the clever wit and sharp insight of the contributors.

The cartoons are particularly striking, offering a visual representation of the cultural climate of the time. From political figures to everyday life, the illustrations skewer subjects with a keen eye and biting humor. The articles are equally engaging, offering commentary on topics ranging from fashion trends to international relations.

One of the standout features of this volume is its timeless relevance. While the specific events and figures may be dated, the underlying themes and messages are still relatable today. The wit and insight displayed in these pages are a reminder of the enduring power of satire and humor.

Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 31, 1892" is a charming and entertaining read that offers a window into the past while still resonating with contemporary readers. It is a must-read for anyone interested in history, humor, or social commentary.

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VOL. 103.

December 31, 1892.


( A Characteristic Welcome to the Coming Year. )

It was on the 31st of December that they met. It had been arranged that at the final hour of the last day of the expiring year they should compare notes, and not one of them had failed to keep the appointment. It would be scarcely right to say they were cheerful, but merriment was not included in the programme.

[Illustration: The Military Man.]

"There is not the slightest chance of my bettering myself," said the Military Man. "Now that the Regiment has come from India, I can't afford to live at home, and I can't exchange because of my liver. Promotion was never slower than in 'Ours,' and my look out is about the most ghastly there ever yet was seen."

[Illustration: The Briefless Barrister.]

"You are wrong there," observed the Briefless Barrister of mature years. "I think mine is a shade worse. I give you my word that during the last twelve months I have not earned enough fees to pay the rent of my Chambers and the salary of my Clerk. And things are getting worse and worse. One of the Solicitors who used to give me an occasional turn has been struck off the Rolls, and the other, has transferred his business to Australia... Continue reading book >>

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