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

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, September 6, 1890 is a delightful collection of satirical cartoons, humorous sketches, and witty commentary that offers a fascinating glimpse into the social, political, and cultural landscape of Victorian England. The illustrations are cleverly drawn and the writing is sharp and witty, making for an engaging and entertaining read.

The magazine covers a wide range of topics, from the foibles of the upper classes to the struggles of the working class, offering a unique perspective on the issues of the day. The editorial stance is often progressive and forward-thinking, challenging the status quo and advocating for social justice and reform.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, September 6, 1890 is a charming and engaging read that will appeal to anyone with an interest in 19th-century British history, humor, and satire. Its blend of clever wit and insightful commentary make it a timeless and enjoyable read.

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VOL. 99.

September 6, 1890.




The race of daughters is large, but their characteristics, vocations, and aptitudes, are but little understood by the general public. It is expected of them by their mothers that they should be a comfort, by their fathers that they should be inexpensive and unlike their brothers, and by their brothers that they should be as slaves, submissively attached to the fraternal car of triumph. The outside public, the mothers and fathers, that is to say, of other daughters, look upon them vaguely, as mild and colourless beings, destitute alike of character, of desires and of aspirations. And it must be said that daughters themselves, before matrimony absorbs their daughterhood and relieves them of their mothers, seem to be in the main content with the calm and limited existence which their relations and the voice of tradition assign to them. Most of them after they have passed through the flashing brilliance of their first season, and the less radiant glow of their second, are happy enough to spend the time that must elapse ere the destined knight shall sound the trumpet of release at the gates of the fortress, in an atmosphere of quiet domestic usefulness... Continue reading book >>

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