Puppet Show Volume 1-2

Puppet Show Volume 1-2

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...act as a cooler to the arddur of some of them. Tlifi task of addressing so gigantic a body was becoming too arduous. The writers feared the responsibility, the comlpositors trembled with nervousness, and the very boys slioo in their Bluehers while waiting for "copy." The paper manufacturer, less remote from the scene of action, was at the same time unable to suppl his reams with sufficient quickness; the steam-engine was fdst wearing out, and the engineers were d ing! Independently, then, of commercial considerations (always despicable in the eyes---we mean the one cye--of the SIiowMA1'), justice, humanity, and pl1il0p!'0"0niti'('n6SS united in calling for an increase of price. To this cry tho Sllowiux has, he triist.=-, responded in the most noble manner. The rcoci ts dcrived from the additional halfpcnn will be spent in ciiaritable purposes. Part will be cxpcndbd in the support: of decayed compositors and worn-out machinists, and in sending the writers to recruit their cnergics at the seaside, while the remainder will be devoted to the croction of a pound for the accomodation of our Discharged Contributor. THE justly celebrated M'Culloeh has written to communicate to us the result of some calculations with which he has been some time employed in reference to the Pizrrrrr-Snow and its contents. The eminent statistician informs us that the twenty-five numbers forming the first half-yearly volume contained 2750 jokes, of which 2 were old. Of the remainder, 449 were of a playful character, 315 were ironical, 451 were sarcastic, 25 were rather weak, 1 had no point (owing to a misprint), 600 were savage, and 901 were terribly severe. Of the w ole numbcr(2750), 1450 appeared in long articles and 1300 in short...show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934687
  • 9781236934680