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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, September 20, 1890   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, September 20, 1890" provides a captivating glimpse into the social and political landscape of 19th century Britain. Through its satirical cartoons, witty commentary, and colorful illustrations, this volume offers a sharp and humorous critique of the events and figures of the time.

The contributors of "Punch" showcase a keen understanding of human nature and a talent for clever wordplay, making each page a delight to read. The publication's ability to blend humor with insight is truly remarkable, offering readers both entertainment and a unique perspective on the issues of the day.

Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, September 20, 1890" is a must-read for anyone interested in history, politics, or simply looking for a good laugh. Its timeless humor and sharp wit continue to entertain and enlighten readers over a century later.

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VOL. 99.

September 20, 1890.




I had been told that Ostend was an excellent place. "Quite a Town of Palaces!" was the enthusiastic description that had reached me. So I determined to leave "Delicious Dover" (as the holiday Leader writer in the daily papers would call it), and take boat for the Belgian coast. The sea was as calm as a lake, and the sun lazily touched up the noses of those who slumbered on the beach. There is an excellent service of steamers between England and Belgium. This service has but one drawback a slight one: the vessels have a way with them of perpetrating practical jokes. Only a week or so ago one lively mail carrier started prematurely, smashing a gangway, and dropping a portmanteau quietly into the ocean. On my return from foreign shores, I passed the same cheerful ship lying in mid channel as helpless as an infant. However, the accident (something, I fancy, had gone wrong with the engines) appeared to be treated as more amusing than important. Still, perhaps, it would be better were the name of this luckless boat changed to Le Farceur ; then travellers would know what to expect. But I must confess that my experiences were perfectly pleasant... Continue reading book >>

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