Category Archives: Punch

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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Post Delivery Stampede (Katie’s Pick of Punch 6)

Pick of Punch is a series of selected quotes from old Punch magazines, chosen by guest blogger and Punch enthusiast Katie Marriott. Letter-Boxes Sometimes Needless To Mr Punch, “Sir – Mr Rowland Hill requests that we will all have letter-boxes … Continue reading

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Stamps that won’t stick (Katie’s Pick of Punch 5)

Pick of Punch is a series of selected quotes from old Punch magazines, chosen by guest blogger and Punch enthusiast Katie Marriott. They Stick at Nothing. The old saying gives us fair warning that “if we throw plenty of mud, … 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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Katie’s Pick of Punch 3

Pick of Punch is a series of selected quotes from old Punch magazines, chosen by guest blogger and Punch enthusiast Katie Marriott. The year after the “Great Stink” in London, work had begun on a sewerage system, but would not … Continue reading

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