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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, November 26, 1892   By:

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This satirical magazine showcases the wit and humor of its contributors, providing a unique glimpse into the social and political issues of the time. Through clever illustrations and sharp writing, the magazine delivers biting commentary on a wide range of topics, from current events to cultural trends. Readers will find themselves both entertained and enlightened by the sharp wit and incisive observations contained within the pages of this volume. A must-read for anyone interested in historical satire and political commentary.

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VOL. 103.

November 26, 1892.



A Philosopher has deigned to address to me a letter. "Sir," writes my venerable correspondent, "I have been reading your open letters to Abstractions with some interest. You will, however, perhaps permit me to observe that amongst those to whom you have written are not a few who have no right whatever to be numbered amongst Abstractions. Laziness, for instance, and Crookedness, and Irritation not to mention others how is it possible to say that these are Abstractions? They are concrete qualities and nothing else. Forgive me for making this correction, and believe me yours, &c. A PLATONIST." To which I merely reply, with all possible respect, "Stuff and nonsense!" I know my letters have reached those to whom they were addressed, no single one has come back through the Dead letter Office, and that is enough for me. Besides, there are thousands of Abstractions that the mind of "A PLATONIST" has never conceived. Somewhere I know, there is an abstract Boot, a perfect and ideal combination of all the qualities that ever were or will be connected with boots, a grand exemplar to which all material boots, more or less, nearly approach; and by their likeness to which they are recognised as boots by all who in a previous existence have seen the ideal Boot... Continue reading book >>

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