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Punch, or The London Charivari

Volume 101, September 19, 1891

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Author: Francis Burnand
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,865 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 274
Added to site: 2004.11.17
mnybks.net#: 9552
Genres: Periodical, Humor
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, MILADI, IS IT NOT POSSIBLE ZAT PARIS MAY FIND YOU A LITTLE BIT ALTERED TOO!"]

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STORICULES.

IV.--A REVIEWER'S CONFESSION.

I am extremely fond of sitting and looking on; but I do not care about taking part in anything. There are some people who cannot even witness a cab accident without wanting to be the horse or the man who is sitting on the horse's head. They walk round the prostrate animal and give advice; and if they are allowed to help in any way, they are quite happy. If such people watch a game of any sort, they always wish they were taking part in it. I once went to a cricket-ground to eat luncheon, and I went with an enthusiast of this kind. We noticed that his attention seemed distracted, that he only replied in monosyllables when we spoke to him, and that there was something on his mind. "I would give," he exclaimed, at last--and it was the only remark that he had volunteered for half-an-hour--"I would give a year of my life for twenty minutes wit

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