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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, July 9, 1887.   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, July 9, 1887" is a satirical and humorous magazine that offers a fascinating insight into the social and political climate of late 19th-century England. The collection of witty cartoons, essays, and articles covers a range of topics, from fashion and art to current events and politics.

The illustrations are clever and detailed, providing a visual commentary on the issues of the day. The writing is sharp and witty, with a keen eye for satire and irony. The magazine's irreverent and sometimes controversial tone adds to its charm, making it both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, July 9, 1887" is a delightful read for anyone interested in history, humor, or social commentary. Its blend of wit and wisdom offers a unique snapshot of Victorian society and culture, making it a valuable addition to any library.

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JULY 9, 1887.



I went on Saturday to hear the three operatic novelties so liberally provided for us on the same night by Messrs. MAPLESON, LAGO and HARRIS. I do not mix my liquors, and I endeavour, as a rule, to keep to the same lyrical drama throughout the evening; nor is it my fault if a good dose of strong BEETHOVEN, sweetened with GOUNOD and flavoured with MEYERBEER had, on the occasion in question, a somewhat confusing effect on my brain. At Her Majesty's, LILLI LEHMANN was all right as Leonora : not Leonora of La Favorita , but Leonora the favourite wife of Manrico no, not of Manrico , but of another personage who, like the unfortunate Trovatore , has to be rescued by his loving spouse from the tyranny of a powerful baritone; whether VERDI'S Count di Luna or SHERIDAN'S Pizarro , I cannot just now call to mind. Mlle. LEHMANN is not only a fine singer, but also a serious dramatic artist; and the public was deeply impressed by her performance. She is a LEHMANN with all the earnestness of a good clergyman; not that she had taken orders as I (Box No. 70) had done.

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