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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, July 5, 1890   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, July 5, 1890" is a delightful collection of humorous and satirical pieces that provide a fascinating glimpse into the political and social climate of 19th century London. The witty cartoons and clever wordplay showcase the talent and creativity of the contributors, offering readers a refreshing and entertaining read. Each page is filled with clever observations and sharp commentary on the issues of the day, making this volume a valuable historical document as well as a highly enjoyable read. Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, July 5, 1890" is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of satire and comedy.

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VOL. 99

JULY 5, 1890

[Illustration: VOL. 99]


We understand that careful observers have noted a considerable amount of disturbance in the House of Commons during the past three weeks. Various reasons have, as usual, been advanced to account for this phenomenon, one eminent politician having gone so far as to hint darkly at the existence of Cave men (or Troglodytes), who dwell in barrows.

The weather has been subject to strange variations. The mean temperature of the isothermal lines, when reduced to fractions of an infinitesimal value, has been found to correspond exactly to the elevation of the nap on the hat of a certain sporting Earl. Dividing that by the number of buttons on a costermonger's waistcoat, and adding to the quotient the number of aspirates picked up in the Old Kent Road on a Saturday afternoon, the result has been computed as equal to the total amount of minutes occupied by a vendor of saveloys in advertising his wares in the Pall Mall Clubs.

Candour is at times inconvenient. A prominent member of a Metropolitan Vestry was informed two days ago by one of the permanent scavengers of the district, that he "wasn't worth the price of a second hand boot lace... Continue reading book >>

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