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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, 19 May 1890

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,147 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.6
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 396
Added to site: 2009.12.01
mnybks.net#: 25913
Genre: Periodical
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The collapse of Gasbag can have surprised no careful reader of these columns. His public performances have been uniformly wretched, save and except on the one occasion when he defeated Ranunculus in the Decennial Pedigree Stakes at Newmarket last year, and any fool could have seen that Ranunculus had an off hind fetlock as big as an elephant's. That comes of training a good horse on Seidlitz powders and bran-mash. The muddy-minded moon-calves who chatter in their usual addle-pated fashion about the chances of Jimjams, ought to deceive nobody now that their insane folly has been exposed by me for about the thousandth time; but the general public is such a blathering dunderheaded ass that it prefers to trust itself to the guidance of men like Mr. JEREMY, who knows as much about a horse as he does about the Thirty-nine Articles. If Jimjams, with 9 lbs. advantage and a thousand sovereigns of added money, could only run a bad second to Blue R

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