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Punch, or the London Charivari

Volume 104, January 28, 1893

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,598 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.2
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 310
Added to site: 2007.01.12
mnybks.net#: 15786
Genre: Periodical
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The Private Secretary. "Excuse me, Madam? but, d'you know, I fancy you must be a connection of mine--I see such a resemblance to our family. I am the Rev. Robert Spalding!"

Lord Fancourt Babberley. "Oh yes; and I'm Charley's Aunt, and Robert's Cousin."

The P. S. "Dear me! Fancy that!"]

All the parts are well played. Mr. BRANDON THOMAS has not given himself much of a chance as Colonel Chesney, who bears a strong family resemblance to the heavy dragoon in the Pantomime Rehearsal. The young men, Messrs. PERCY LYNDAL and FARMER, have plenty of "go"--it would be "little go" were they Cantabs--as the two undergraduates, young enough to be still up at College completing their education, yet old enough to propose and be accepted as eligible husbands. But in a rattling three-act farce as this is intended to be, any exaggeration is sufficiently probable as long only as it is thoroughly amusing; and, it be added, in such a piece, sentiment is a

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