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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, December 6, 1890   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, December 6, 1890 is a delightful collection of satirical cartoons, humorous articles, and witty commentary that provide a fascinating glimpse into the social and political issues of the late 19th century. The clever illustrations and clever writing are both entertaining and thought-provoking, offering readers a unique perspective on the events and attitudes of the time. While some of the jokes may seem dated to modern readers, the overall wit and charm of the publication make it a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the history of satire and humor. Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, December 6, 1890 is a charming and entertaining read that is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in Victorian-era publication.

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VOL. 99.

December 6, 1890.




The Manly Maiden may be defined as the feminine exaggeration of those rougher qualities which men display in their intercourse with one another, or in the pursuit of those sports in which courage, strength, and endurance play a part. In a fatal moment she conceives the idea that she can earn the proud title of "a good fellow" by emulating the fashions and the habits of the robuster sex. She perceives that men have a liking for men who are strong, bluff, outspoken, and contemptuous of peril, and she infers mistakenly, that the same tribute of admiration is certain to be paid to a woman who, setting the traditions of her sex at defiance, consciously apes the manly model without a thought of all that the imitation involves. She forgets that as soon as a woman steps down of her own free will from the pedestal on which the chivalrous admiration of men has placed her, she abandons at once her claim to that flattering reticence of speech, and that specially attentive courtesy of bearing, which are in men the outward and visible signs of the spiritual grace which they assume as an attribute of all women. In spite of what the crazy theorists of the perfect equality school may say, men still continue to expect and to admire in women precisely those qualities in which they feel themselves to be chiefly deficient... Continue reading book >>

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