Punch Volume 46-47

Punch Volume 46-47

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...in Committee of the Merchant Shipping Bill. Mr, Milker Gibson, in the course of an argument, invited the attention of the Members to the Robert Lowe--winch he said was a Screw. The Committee, of course, broke out into cachinnation--increased when Mr. Gibson added, "But what is the value of the Robert Lotoe?" Mr. Disraeli looked as if he should like to be called in as appraiser. After that came a debate ou the very important question of Cotton supply, and it was very frankly explained to the Indian Minister that he did not do his duty in regard to the providing roads, canals, and other facilities for the conveyance of that article. Sir Charles Wood was decidedly of opinion that he did. And Lord Palmjsrston, in alluding to the treaty with America for putting down the Slave Trade, declared that Mr. Lincoln's government had behaved to us in the most handsome manner. It is to be wished that this statement could be suppressed, as it may bring on a shower of abuse from the New York press, inasmuch as to compliment a person on a particular occasion implies, in ill-conditioned people's minds, an imputation that there are other occasions when compliment is undeserved. Friday. Queen Victoria having ascended the throne on the 20th June, 1837, it was obvious that the Lords could not properly attend to business on the 20th June, 1862. The Commons did not see the validity of this excuse for a holiday, and sat, off and on, from twelve at noon till one in the morning. Whether it was this long spell of work, or the detestable weather of the month facetiously called June, that made them fractious, Mr. Punch knows not, but there were two downright rows, such as in the old days would have led the parties to Wormwood Scrubs a few hours later. There...show more

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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 885g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937732
  • 9781236937735