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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 5, 1890

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,749 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.7
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 296
Added to site: 2009.11.18
mnybks.net#: 25835
Genre: Periodical
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he Metropolis, he will administer a public reproof to the Civil Service Commissioners, by declining on two separate occasions to pass the examination for admission into Sandhurst.

He will then inform his father that he is heavily in debt, and, having borrowed money from his tailor, he will disappear from the parental ken, to turn up again, after a week, without his watch, his scarf-pin, or his studs. This freak will be accepted by his relatives as a convincing proof of his fitness for a financial career, and he will shortly be transferred to the City as Clerk to a firm of Stockbrokers. Here his versatile talents will have full scope. He will manage to reconcile a somewhat lax attention to the details of business with a strict regularity in his attendance at suburban race-meetings. Nothing will be allowed to stand in his way when he pursues the shadow of pleasure through the most devious windings into the lowest haunts. For him the resources of dissipation are never exhausted. Pot-houses provide him wit

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