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Punch, or the London Charivari

Volume 98, January 18, 1890

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,779 / 41 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 414
Added to site: 2007.05.24 17084
Genre: Periodical

led to struggle with the difficulties created for them by a parcel of Paving Authorities. What we want is a general order issued by the Board of Trade obliging all horse-owners to provide those they possess with a couple of pairs of The Patent India-rubber frog and flannel-soled Horse-Shoes, warranted to support the most stumbling beast on any pavement whatever. I said I was in no way interested in the present controversy, and as I am merely the Inventor of the shoe above referred to, it must be obvious, that in making this communication to you, I am only fulfilling the commonest duties of


SIR,--Will not you, or someone, step in and deal with the matter comprehensively, without paying regard to vested interests? Surely, if the right people would only put their heads together, they must hit on some method of bettering the present wretched condition of those much ill-used but patient and long-suffering creatures, among whom the first to subscribe himself is




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