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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, October 15th 1887   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, October 15th 1887 is a delightful compilation of satirical cartoons, humorous articles, and witty commentary. The publication offers a fascinating glimpse into the social and political climate of late 19th-century England, with clever insights and sharp observations on current events.

The illustrations are particularly noteworthy, capturing the absurdities and hypocrisies of the day with sharp wit and visual flair. The writing is equally engaging, with clever wordplay and clever turns of phrase that make for an entertaining read.

While some of the material may feel dated to modern readers, there is still plenty of humor and insight to be found in Punch's pages. Overall, this volume is a charming and entertaining look back at a bygone era, and a testament to the enduring appeal of satire and humor.

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VOLUME 93, OCTOBER 15, 1887.

edited by Sir Francis Burnand.




Hoctober, my 'arty, and 'ARRY, wus luck! 's back in town, Where it's all gitting messy and misty; the boollyvard trees is all brown, Them as ain't gone as yaller as mustard. I do 'ate the Autumn, dear boy, When a feller 'as spent his last quid, and there's nothink to do or enjoy.

Cut it spicy, old man, by the briny, I did, and no error. That Loo Was a rattler to keep up the pace whilst a bloke 'ad a brown left to blue. Cleared me out a rare bat, I can tell yer; no Savings Bank lay about her . Yah! Women is precious like cats, ony jest while you strokes 'em they purr.

Lor', to think wot a butterfly beauty I was when I started, old pal! Natty cane, and a weed like a hoop stick, and now! oh, well, jigger that gal! Cut me slap in the Strand ony yesterday, CHARLIE, so 'elp me, she did. Well, of sech a false baggage as Loo is, yours truly is jolly well rid.

Wot a thing this yer Ochre is, CHARLIE! The yaller god rules us all round. Parsons patter of poverty's pleasures! I tell yer they ain't to be found... Continue reading book >>

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