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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, January 14, 1893   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, January 14, 1893 offers readers a delightful collection of satirical cartoons, humorous articles, and witty commentary on the social and political events of the time. The publication showcases the sharp wit and keen observations of its contributors, providing insight into the cultural landscape of late 19th-century England.

The cartoons are particularly well-executed, featuring clever visual puns and caricatures that poke fun at everything from politicians to everyday individuals. The writing is equally entertaining, with pieces that range from light-hearted jokes to scathing critiques of current events.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, January 14, 1893 is a charming and engaging read for anyone interested in the history of satire and humor. Its timeless humor still resonates today, making it a valuable addition to any collection of comedic literature.

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VOL. 104.

JANUARY 14th, 1893.


[A Fund has been raised to supply the School Board with Union Jacks, with a view to increasing the loyalty of the pupils. Daily Paper. ]

SCENE A Room of the School Board, decorated with flags and trophies of arms. Teacher discovered instructing his pupils in English History.

Teacher. And now we come to the Battle of Trafalgar, which was won by NELSON in the early part of the present century. As it is my object to increase your patriotism, I may tell you that "BRITANNIA rules the waves, and Britons never, never, never will be slaves!" Repeat that in chorus.

Pupils. "Rule, BRITANNIA, BRITANNIA rules the waves; Britons never, never, never will be slaves!"

Teacher. Thank you very much; and to show how the esprit de corps in Her Majesty's Ships of War is preserved, I will now dance the Sailor's Hornpipe.

[ Does so.

First Pupil. Please, Sir, do Englishmen always win?

Teacher. Invariably. If they retire, they do not retreat. Can you tell me what a retirement of troops in the face of the enemy is called?

Second Pupil. Bolting, Sir.

Teacher. Nothing of the sort. Go to the bottom of the class, Sirrah! Bolting, indeed! Next boy!

Third Pupil... Continue reading book >>

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