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Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 159, September 22, 1920

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,972 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 330
Added to site: 2006.02.01 12305
Genres: Periodical, Humor

ally so broad-minded, in a nasty temper about the character given to his batman, who was, he assured me, the only pious man in the squadron and in private life a dissenting minister. "Dissolute" certainly was on the face of things inappropriate, but then it was no fault of mine that the merriest of English monarchs should have appeared at the moment when I was filling up the papers of a minister of religion.

The light that my wooden monarchs throw on history is both interesting and, to a modern, precious. For instance, the designation of the first Angevin king as "patriotic" will surprise many readers of the late Bishop STUBBS. "Patriotic" is a wide term and may be applied to almost anything from after-dinner flag-wagging to successful juggling with Colonial stocks and shares; yet there are few who would have described it as the besetting virtue of HENRY I. But it was; his little block says so.

JOHN, again, was "mean." I am sorry, for, though in some respects blameworthy, he had many agreeable t



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