Category Archives: Punch Magazine

Annoying Buskers

Pick of Punch 12. This area of the blog offers a selection of entertaining quotes from Punch magazine. The following is from 7th April 1866, and offers a stark illustration of class attitudes in the 19th Century, in particular the … Continue reading

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Shrieking Engines

Pick of Punch 11. This area of the blog offers a selection of interesting quotes from Punch magazine. The following is from 10th March 1866, and is an excerpt from a report on the week in Parliament, concerning the dangers … Continue reading

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Painted Babies

Pick of Punch 10. This area of the blog offers a selection of entertaining quotes from Punch magazine. The following is from 3rd March 1866. In Paris the fine ladies not merely smear themselves with rouge, but make their babies … Continue reading

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Rat Attack!

Pick of Punch 9.  This area of the blog offers a selection of entertaining quotes from Punch magazine.  The following quote is from 24th Februay 1866. We find this in the Salisbury Journal — “Early on Monday morning a young … Continue reading

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The Lazy Cow-Milking Gardener

Pick of Punch 8. This area of the blog offers a selection of entertaining quotes from Punch magazine. The following is from 17th February 1866. The writer is poking fun at some advertisements for servants: What are the requirements that … Continue reading

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The Failure of a “Genuine Hit”

Pick of Punch 7. This area of the blog offers a selection of entertaining quotes from Punch magazine. The following is from 20th January 1866, and shows how theatrical advertising could sometimes bend the truth a little! In theatrical matters … Continue reading

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Pity the Poor Lawyers (Katie’s Pick of Punch 4)

Pick of Punch is a series of selected quotes from old Punch magazines, chosen by guest blogger and Punch enthusiast Katie Marriott. PITY THE POOR LAWYERS If a cat have nine lives, how many has a lawyer? That is not … Continue reading

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