Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 104, February 25, 1893

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,462 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 340
Added to site: 2007.09.02
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Genre: Periodical
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tunity--in fact, he would think it very odd if we didn't! (&c., &c.)

Mrs. Gilwattle. Well, MARIA, I say, as I said before, don't let it turn your head, that's all! Depend upon it, this young nobleman isn't so affable for nothing. He wouldn't dine with you like this unless he expected to get something out of it. What that something may be, you best know!

Mrs. Tid. (to herself). A guinea, at the very least! (Aloud.) I'm sorry you think my head's so easily turned, Aunt JOANNA! If you'd noticed how I behaved to him, you wouldn't say so. Why, I scarcely spoke to the man!

Mrs. Gilw. I was watching you, MARIA. And sorry I was to see that being next to a member of the nobility overawed you to that extent you could hardly open your mouth. So unlike your Uncle GABRIEL!

Mrs. Tid. (hurt at this injustice). Overawed, indeed! I'm sure it was no satisfaction to me to see hi

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