Punch Volume 10-11

Punch Volume 10-11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...and costume of the statue of Siiakfhpeark. The position suggested in the present sketch would be more in accordance with the present attitude of the drama. IBRAHIM IN TOWN. Early every one acknowledges that there is something almost terrific in the idea of Ibrahim Pacha being actually in London. We have been so in the habit of reading about his impetuosity and all that kind of thing, that we cannot conceive his putting up quietly at Mivart's Hotel, and going down to Ascot on the day of the races. We used to hear that Ibrahim, at the head of Ins mountain horde, was doing this, that, and the other; routing somebody on one side, ravaging coasts, and carrying his furious arms in all directions; and we are therefore unprepared for finding his name every morning in our newspapers among the fashionable movements of the season. Considering the military impetuosity of his character, we should suggest that a Court Circular should be specially written to record his acts during his visit to London, in language similar to that in which we have been in the habit of hearing him spoken of. We submit a few specimens: --"The impetuous Ibrahim left his lair at Mivart's, at an early hour, and made a descent upon the breakfast-room. He ravaged a plate f ham, and spread desolation among the French--rolls that were placed before him. The energetic heir of Mehemet Ali then planted h;s yatagan in the bosom of a fowl, and made a desperate attack upon it, exclaiming, in his strong Egyptian accent, " Thus will I cut off both wings of the army of my enemy.'" Having finished a hearty meal, ho rushed into the fastness of a carriage, and scoured the country until he arrived at the Paddington terminus of the Great Western Railway. The haughty Ibrahim was met by Mr....show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236591425