Tag Archives: Charles Mathews

A Schoolboy Comedian’s Prank (Snippets 40)

Charles Mathews (1776-1835) was an English comedian, known chiefly for his impressions, and for playing many different characters in one performance (see also Katie’s Pick of Punch 5.  His memoirs were published posthumously in 1839 by his widow.  Autobiographical writing … 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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