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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, August 30, 1890   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, August 30, 1890 provides a fascinating glimpse into the social and political climate of late 19th century England. The satirical cartoons and humorous articles offer a witty commentary on the issues of the day, from the political scandals of the time to the latest fashion trends.

The illustrations are detailed and cleverly executed, capturing the absurdity of the situations they depict. The writing is equally sharp and entertaining, showcasing a keen understanding of human nature and a talent for turning a phrase.

While some of the content may be dated, the overall tone of the publication remains fresh and engaging. Readers with an interest in history, literature, or humor will find much to enjoy in this collection.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, August 30, 1890 is a delightful read that offers a unique perspective on a bygone era. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a witty, insightful look at Victorian society.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 99.

August 30, 1890.

[Illustration]

"WHY NOT LIVE OUT OF LONDON?"

SIR, Capital subject recently started Daily Telegraph , with the above title. Just what I've been saying to my wife for years past. "Why don't you and the family live out of London," I have asked. And she has invariably replied, "Oh, yes, and what would you be doing in London?" I impress upon her that being the "bread winner" (beautiful word, this!) my duty is to be on the spot where the bread is won. I prove to her, in figures, that it is much cheaper for her and the family to live out of town, and for me to come down and see them, occasionally. Isn't it cheaper for one to go to a theatre than four? Well, this applies everywhere all round. With my Club and a good room I could get on very well and very reasonably in London, and in the country my wife and family would positively save enormously by my absence, as only the necessaries of life would be required . Dressing would be next to nothing, so to speak, and they'd be out of reach of the temptations which London offers to those who love theatre entertainments, lunches at pastrycooks', shows, and shopping. Yes, emphatically, I repeat, "Why not live out of London?" But she won't... Continue reading book >>


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