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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, October 18, 1890 is a fascinating compilation of satirical and humorous content that provides a unique glimpse into the social and political landscape of late 19th century London. The illustrations and cartoons are brilliantly executed and offer insightful commentary on the issues of the day.

The writing is clever and witty, with a sharp sense of humor that is sure to entertain readers of all backgrounds. The variety of content, from political satire to lighthearted jokes, ensures that there is something for everyone in this volume.

One of the standout features of Punch is its ability to tackle serious topics with a light touch, making it both entertaining and thought-provoking. It is a timeless read that offers a window into the past while still being relevant to contemporary audiences.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, October 18, 1890 is a delightful collection that showcases the talent and creativity of its contributors. It is a must-read for anyone interested in history, humor, or social commentary. Highly recommended!

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VOL. 99.

October 18, 1890.




SCENE Sanctum of "Large Wholesale House." Present, one of the Principals, a pompous personage, with imposing watch chain, and abundant space for it to meander over, and a sleekly subservient "Head of Department." Principal looks irritated , Head of Department apprehensive, the former angrily shuffling some papers, the latter nervously "washing his hands with invisible soap, in imperceptible water. "

Principal . Well, Mr. er er SCROOP, we er my partners and self, are not quite satisfied with the way in which things are going in er in your department.

Head of Department . Indeed, Sir. Sorry to hear that, Sir. May I ask, Sir, in er in what particular I have er failed to give complete satisfaction. ( Aside. ) On the screw again, the old skinflint I know him.


Principal. Well, in point of fact, the profits on your branch have lately been very have seemed er have been by no means what we could wish, Mr. SCROOP, what we could wish, Sir.

H. of D. Really, Sir, I ah, am grieved to hear it, for, upon my word, I hardly know

Principal ( abruptly ). There must be cutting down somewhere I say somewhere , Mr... Continue reading book >>

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