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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 10, 1892   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 10, 1892" offers a fascinating glimpse into the humor and satire of the late 19th century. The collection of cartoons and articles provides insight into the social and political issues of the time, with clever wit and sharp commentary. The illustrations are charming and well-executed, adding an extra layer of entertainment to the publication. While some of the humor may be dated, there is still plenty to appreciate in this historical gem. Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari" is a delightful read for anyone interested in the comedic stylings of the Victorian era.

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VOL. 103

December 10, 1892.


The Smoking Room ( continued ).

I MAY assume, that after the terrible example given in my last chapter, you have firmly made up your mind never on any account to take service in the great army of bores. But this determination is not all that is necessary. A man must constantly keep a strict guard on himself, lest he should unconsciously deviate even for a few minutes into the regions of boredom. Whatever you do, let nothing tempt you to relate more than once any grievance you may have. Nothing of course is more poisonous to the aggrieved one than to stifle his grievance absolutely. Once, and once only, he may produce it to his friends. I shall be blamed, perhaps, for making even this slight concession. Please be careful, therefore, not to abuse it. Is there in the whole world a more ridiculous sight than a strong, healthy, well fed sportsman who wearies his companions one after another with the depressing recital of his ill luck, or of the dastardly behaviour of the head keeper in not stopping the whole party for half an hour to search for an imaginary bird, which is supposed to have fallen stone dead somewhere or other; or of the iniquities of the man from whom he bought his cartridges in not loading them with the right charge; or any of the hundred inconveniences and injuries to which sportsmen are liable... Continue reading book >>

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