Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Punch, or the London Charivari. Volume 93, September 10, 1887

Cover image for

Download


Author: Various Authors
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,259 / 44 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.7
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 341
Added to site: 2010.09.02
mnybks.net#: 28881
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Periodical
Excerpt

felt it to be equivocal. People are writing to the papers with "ink," said to be made out of Thames water. Styx itself was surely nothing to this. An inkstand has been called "mare nigrum," but hitherto no poetic trope-maker has been bold enough to speak of a river as an inkstand. Facts are stranger than fiction!

* * * * *

'ARRY AT THE SEA-SIDE.

DEAR CHARLIE,

'Ow are you, old oyster? I'm doin' the briny, dear boy; Got my usual fortnit, yer know, as I makes it a pint to enjoy, Things is quisby at 'ome, and they pressed me to chuck up my annual spree, And stand by to look arter the mater who's down with rheumatics. Not me!

Relations are that bloomin' selfish it fair gives a feller the sick, I'm jest tidy myself, flush of tin, with no end of a thunderin' "pick," And now I've a chance of a outing to keep myself up to the mark, I'm to stay in the doldrums at 'ome! It's too much of a screamin' old lark.

No, CHARLIE, boy, self-preservatio

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Debra Salonen
Former award-winning newspaper journalist and bestselling author, Debra Salonen is back with the fun and very romantic Black Hills Rendezvous series. Today she answers our questions on how she chooses names for her characters, what made her pick a sperm donor as lead character for Black Hills Baby and whether she thinks love conquers all.
Read full interview...