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Title: Cartoons by Sir John Tennniel - Selected from the pages of "Punch"
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[Illustration: _Elliott & Fry_] [_London._

Sir John Tenniel.]


                           Sir John Tenniel

                  Selected from the Pages of “PUNCH.”

                 “PUNCH” OFFICE, 10, BOUVERIE STREET.

                BRADBURY, AGNEW & CO., LTD., PRINTERS,
                         LONDON AND TONBRIDGE.

                            Prefatory Note.

The present collection of Sir John Tenniel’s Cartoons is intended to be
a selection comprising the more memorable of those which have appeared
in “Punch” during the last 50 years. The first in the collection bears
the date of 1851, and the last is Sir John Tenniel’s final Cartoon in
January, 1901. Short explanatory notes have been provided, but as most
of them will, perhaps, be unnecessary to those to whom the Cartoons
themselves are familiar, they have been grouped together and combined
with the Table of Contents at the commencement of the volume, where
they can readily be referred to.

  _March, 1901._



  May Day, 1851                                                      2-3
    The Great Exhibition of All Nations was opened in Hyde Park
    on May Day, 1851, by the Queen and the Prince Consort.

  The Bear and the Bees.—A New Version of an Old Story                 4
    The invasion of Turkey by the Russian forces had been met by
    an unexpected resistance, and had aroused the hostility of
    the European Powers.

  What Nicholas Heard in the Shell                                     5
    The Emperor Nicholas of Russia had provoked a declaration of
    war by England and France, and his armies had already
    suffered several defeats.

  The British Lion’s Vengeance on the Bengal Tiger                   6-7
    The horrible misdeeds of the native Indian soldiers after
    the Mutiny aroused throughout the country an
    uncontrollable desire for revenge.

  The Quaker and the Bauble                                            8
    Mr. Bright, at this time, in his zeal for Parliamentary
    Reform, was unsparing in his attacks upon the Landed
    Interest and the Aristocracy.

  John Bull Guards his Pudding                                         9
    This year marks the formation of the Volunteer force, which
    elicited an enthusiastic response from all classes.

  Dame Cobden’s New Pupil                                             10
    Richard Cobden was the means of procuring a Treaty of
    Commerce between France and England—beneficial to both

  Lyndhurst as Nestor rebukes the Chiefs                              11
    Lord Lyndhurst—the Nestor of the House of Lords—in a
    speech of great power reproved the Government for their
    neglect of the Navy.

  Right Leg in the Boot at Last                                       12
    Victor Emmanuel, King of Sardinia, was patriotically urged
    by General Garibaldi to aid in the liberation of the Italian

  New Elgin Marbles                                                   13
    Lord Elgin, having with the English and French forces
    occupied Pekin, compelled the Chinese Emperor to pay the
    indemnity for the last war.

  “Beggar my Neighbour”                                               14
    The Emperor Napoleon was making great additions to the
    French Navy, provoking a corresponding increase by Great

  Papal Allocution.—Snuffing out Modern Civilisation                  15
    Pope Pius the Ninth had issued an Allocution condemning
    without reserve all aspirations for Reform at home and abroad.

  King Cotton Bound                                                   16
    The outbreak of the Civil War in the United States prevented
    the exportation of cotton, and produced great misery in our
    manufacturing districts.

  Waiting for an Answer                                               17
    The intrusion on a British ship by United States officials
    and the seizure therefrom of Envoys from the Southern States,
    led to a demand from Great Britain for their release.

  Columbia’s Fix                                                      18
    The justice of Great Britain’s demand was eventually
    acknowledged by the United States, and the Envoys were set
    at liberty.

  Peace                                                               19
    “Mr. Punch’s” design for a Colossal Statue, which ought to
    have been placed in the International Exhibition.

  The “Sensation” Struggle in America                                 20
    The Civil War in the United States was being conducted with
    great courage on both sides, and many bloody battles had
    been fought.

  Britannia Discovering the Source of the Nile                        21
    The sources of the river Nile, which previously had been
    unknown, were discovered by two British travellers, Captains
    Speke and Grant.

  At Home and Abroad                                               22-23
    The Princess Alexandra of Denmark (now our Queen) made her
    entry into London amidst an amazing outburst of affection
    from all classes.

  Miranda and Prospero                                                24
    The signs of unrest amongst the European Nationalities were
    attributed to the unscrupulous policy of the Emperor of the

  Shakspeare and the Pigmies                                          25
    The celebration of the Tercentenary of the birth of
    Shakspeare was believed to have been productive of much
    self-advertisement amongst professional journalists.

  The American Juggernaut                                          26-27
    The long-continued intensity of the Civil War in the United
    States had been accompanied by enormous losses on both sides.

  Britannia Sympathises with Columbia                                 28
    The murder of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United
    States, after the conclusion of the Civil War, evoked
    widespread feelings of sympathy from all classes of society.

  Vulcan’s Best Customer                                              29
    The overmastering success of the Prussian Needle-gun in the
    Austro-Prussian War had given an immense impetus to the
    manufacture of arms of precision.

  Gladiators preparing for the Arena                               30-31
    The Conservatives being at this time in office, Parliament
    opened with indications of an unusual bitterness of party

  “Onward!”                                                           32
    Impressed by the indications of unrest in France, the
    Emperor had proposed to grant a modified form of
    Constitutional Government.

  France, Sept. 4, 1870                                               33
    The surrender of the French Emperor at Sedan was followed
    by the fall of the Empire and the establishment of the
    Republic at Paris.

  A Vision on the Way. “BEWARE!”                                   34-35
    France had declared war against Germany, and the Emperor
    Napoleon and his son had left Paris to take command. The
    shade of the Great Napoleon forebodes the disasters which

  Versailles, Oct. 5, 1870                                            36
    Versailles from this date became the head-quarters of the
    German army investing Paris, and the Prussian King was here
    proclaimed Emperor in Germany.

  Ajax Defying the Lightning                                          37
    Mr. Gladstone, after being defeated on the question of
    Abolition of Purchase, advised the Queen to put an end to
    purchase by Royal Warrant.

  “Vae Victis!”                                                    38-39
    On March 1st, after the conclusion of Peace at Versailles,
    the German army marched into Paris.

  Suspense                                                            40
    The country was in great anxiety on account of the critical
    condition of the Prince of Wales.

  The Loving Cup                                                      41
    In respect to the “Alabama” Claims Great Britain was judged
    responsible for a sum of 15,500,000 dollars in gold, in
    full satisfaction of all claims.

  Paradise and the Peri                                               42
    The General Election had given the Conservatives a majority,
    and Mr. Disraeli became Premier for the second time.

  Dearly Bought                                                       43
    Sir Garnet Wolseley’s march to Coomassie involved much loss
    of life, with little more result than the possession of the
    Umbrella, the symbol of Ashanti sovereignty.

  The Damp Roman Candle                                               44
    The fulminations of the Vatican against the
    Anti-Infallibility pamphlet of Mr. Gladstone had failed to
    produce the effect intended.

  “Mosé in Egitto!!!”                                                 45
    Mr. Disraeli had successfully effected the purchase from the
    Khedive, for the sum of £4,000,000, of all his shares in the
    Suez Canal.

  Waiting to be Won                                                46-47
    An Arctic expedition in search of the North Pole, consisting
    of H.M. ships _Alert_ and _Discovery_, had sailed on the
    29th of May.

  Stuck in the Mud                                                    48
    After the death of M. Thiers, Marshal MacMahon maintained a
    stubborn attitude; he was believed to be under the influence
    of reactionary advisers.

  The “Pas de Deux!”                                                  49
    Upon their return from Berlin Lords Beaconsfield and
    Salisbury were invested with the Order of the Garter.

  Imperium et Libertas!                                            50-51
    An adaptation of Lord Beaconsfield’s phrase, suggested by
    the state of things in Russia, where there had been another
    Nihilist attempt upon the life of the Emperor.

  The School of Musketry                                              52
    At the battle of Majuba Hill the Boers had shown their
    superiority in marksmanship. “Mr. Punch” points the lesson
    for the benefit of the Duke of Cambridge.

  A Common Sorrow                                                     53
    General Garfield, President of the United States, had
    succumbed to the effect of the shot of the assassin Guiteau,
    who had fired at him on July 2nd.

  “Out of the Wood!”                                               54-55
    The Irish Land Bill, designed in the interests of Hibernia,
    after many difficulties had finally passed.

  Change of Address                                                   56
    The new Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand were opened
    by Queen Victoria on the 4th December.

  On the Trail                                                        57
    Seventeen persons suspected of complicity with the Phœnix
    Park murders had been arrested. There was a good hope of at
    length securing the clue to the series of crimes.

  Snubbed!                                                            58
    An exchange of visits, the first for the last 200 years, had
    taken place between the German and Spanish Courts. This
    aroused jealousy in France, where the Spanish King had
    recently been rudely received.

  “Mirage”                                                            59
    At this time General Gordon at Khartoum was isolated. His
    appeal for assistance and the opening of communications with
    Khartoum by the Suakin-Berber route, was still delayed.

  “Mrs. Micawber”                                                     60
    This Cartoon refers to Mr. Gladstone’s vacillating Egyptian
    policy, and pictures him as “Micawber waiting for something
    to turn up.” The Liberal Party, however, like Mrs. Micawber,
    remained loyal to the Premier.

  “Wait till the Clouds roll by”                                      61
    Mr. Gladstone, burdened with political complications at home
    and abroad, ill-health and impaired voice, was resting and
    recruiting at Hawarden. The advice here tendered to him was
    the title of a popular song.

  “Too Late!”                                                         62
    When Sir Charles Wilson at last succeeded in approaching
    Khartoum, the Mahdi’s flag was flying upon what had been
    Gordon’s citadel. Khartoum had fallen, and its dauntless
    defender with it.

  “Only his Play” (!!!)                                               63
    The Russians had attacked the Afghans at Penjdeh, and each
    side charged the other with provoking the conflict.

  The Broken Covenant                                                 64
    On April 27 Mr. Gladstone made use of the above significant
    words with reference to an arrangement or covenant with
    Russia concerning Afghanistan, which Russia appeared to have

  Our Protean Premier!                                                65
    On May 4 Mr. Gladstone removed all immediate fear of war, by
    announcing that Russia and England would resume negotiations
    for the delimitation of the Afghan frontier.

  The “Irrepressible” Tourist                                         66
    The occupation by Germany of the Caroline Islands had
    excited Spanish feeling. England, too, regarded with
    apprehension the active “Colonial Policy” of Bismarck at
    this time.

  The Waits                                                           67
    At the end of the year, Lord Salisbury determined to remain
    in office, though left by the General Election in a minority.

  The Grand Young Man!!                                               68
    Lord Randolph Churchill had been appointed Chancellor of the
    Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons in the new
    Salisbury Ministry.

  Sink or Swim!!                                                      69
    Mr. Gladstone had introduced his Home Rule Bill, and had
    deliberately set his fortune and that of his party upon the
    policy thereby involved.

  “1886”                                                           70-71
    This travesty depicts the retreat of the Liberal Party on
    the   defeat of the second reading of Mr. Gladstone’s Home
    Rule Bill.

  The Tempter                                                         72
    Certain Socialists and Anarchists had taken advantage of the
    prevailing poverty and lack of work to make inflammatory
    appeals to the unemployed.

  Salisbury Sisyphus                                                  73
    Lord Salisbury had to face the difficulties of the Irish
    question—a task as formidable to him as to his

  “What of the Night?”                                             74-75
    The action of Russia (the Great Northern Bear) in Bulgaria
    and elsewhere at this time seemed likely to involve a
    disturbance of the peace of Europe.

  “Quite English, you know”                                           76
    President Cleveland was at this time advocating in America
    the adoption of the English system of Free Trade.

  Bear or Bug-Bear?                                                   77
    Russia, in consequence of her huge armaments and equivocal
    policy, seemed a standing menace to the peace of Europe.

  In the Arena                                                     78-79
    The two sides are shown parading before the reassembling of
    Parliament—the Unionists (Tory and Liberal) under Lord
    Salisbury, the Home Rulers under Mr. Gladstone.

  Germany, March 9, 1888                                              80
    On this date Germany was plunged into mourning owing to the
    death of the Emperor William.

  Consol-ation                                                        81
    Mr. Goschen’s National Debt Conversion Bill provided for the
    conversion of the 3 per cent. Stocks into a new Stock
    bearing 2-3/4 per cent. interest for fifteen years, and
    thereafter a guaranteed 2-1/2 per cent. for 20 years.

  What next?                                                          82
    The popularity of General Boulanger suggested the idea that
    France was growing weary of a Republican “regime.”

  “Panic amongst the Pigs!”                                           83
    A Papal Rescript, condemning the Plan of Campaign and the
    practice of Boycotting, caused some excitement among the
    Irish Nationalists.

  Plain English!                                                      84
    England was aggrieved by the action of Portugal in reference
    to the Delagoa Railway, and by insults to the British flag
    committed by the Portuguese.

  From the Nile to the Neva                                           85
    “And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with
    rigour. And they made their lives bitter with hard

  Dropping the Pilot                                               86-87
    In consequence of disagreement with the German Emperor,
    Prince Bismarck resigned his post of Chancellor.

  The McGladstone!                                                    88
    Mr. Gladstone had started for Midlothian to carry on another
    political campaign for the rallying of his forces.

  “Separatists”                                                       89
    Owing to the scandal arising out of the O’Shea divorce case,
    Mr. Gladstone refused to co-operate any longer with Mr.
    Parnell as leading the Irish Home Rule Party.

  Arbitration                                                         90
    The Americans claimed to make the Behring Sea a mare clausum,
    and it was thought advisable to establish a “close-time” for
    the seals.

  “Retire!—What do _you_ think?”                                      91
    A rumour that Mr. Gladstone was about to retire from
    political life proved to be without foundation.

  Coriolanus                                                          92
    Prince Bismarck had inspired in the columns of the Hamburger
    Nachrichten, incessant attacks upon the Imperial policy, and
    especially upon the proceedings of his successor, Caprivi.

  “Advance, Australia!”                                               93
    A scheme, advocated by Sir Henry Parkes, was under
    consideration for establishing “one great Union Government”
    amongst the Australian Colonies.

  Mr. Punch’s Jubilee Pageant                                      94-95
    In July “Mr. Punch” celebrated his Jubilee. The sketches
    surrounding the Pageant are of selected cartoons
    illustrating events ranging over 50 years.

  “Turning the Tables”                                                96
    The suggestion of “Turning the Tables” was that on this
    occasion the Man (France) was dancing to the tune of the
    Bear acting as leader.

  “What will he do with it?”                                          97
    It was hoped that some portion of the large Russian loan
    might be applied to the relief of misery rather than for war

  Trying it on!                                                       98
    A rapprochement between Russia and Italy was considered
    likely to weaken the strength of the Triple Alliance.

  The Coming of Ninety-Two                                            99

  “Short-’anded”                                                     100
    “The whole legal machinery is out of gear, and the country
    is too busy to put it right.”—_Law Times._

  The Attack on the “Capital”                                        101
    The Liberal Party, which had organised great public meetings
    in London, were making a determined effort to capture the
    Tory stronghold.

  “Her Majesty’s Servants”                                       102-103
    The Parliament opened for its last Session previous to the
    General Election in July, which gave Mr. Gladstone a small

  Younger than ever!                                                 104
    The great Liberal leader, who had been recruiting his health
    in the South of France, had returned and resumed the

  The Dynamite Dragon                                                105
    The Dynamitards had committed many outrages on the Continent,
    and the destruction of property by dynamite had been made a
    capital offence by the French Chamber.

  The New “Queen of the May”                                         106
    Incendiary Manifestoes having been issued by the French
    proletariat, it was feared that disturbances might ensue
    during the May Day celebrations on the Continent.

  “When Greek meets Greek”                                           107
    The two great leaders had issued stirring addresses to the
    constituencies, and were preparing to grapple for supremacy
    at the approaching General Election.

  Mischief!                                                          108
    Mr. Labouchere’s promises of support to the Government were
    largely discounted by the report that he considered himself
    slighted at being left out of office.

  A Pilgrim’s Progress                                               109
    The Liberal leader was resolved to persevere with his Home
    Rule Bill, despite the lukewarm support of the Irish
    Nationalists and the fierce opposition of the Ulster

  Uncle Toby and Widow Wadman                                        110
    The Ulster Defence Union had issued a Manifesto antagonistic
    to the Home Rule scheme, and mass meetings were held at
    Belfast and other parts of Ulster.

  “The Minstrel Boy”                                                 111
    The Marquis of Salisbury had visited Belfast, and assisted
    in the demonstrations against the Home Rule Bill.

  “Father William”                                                   112
    The German Army Bill, which had been vehemently opposed and
    rejected in the previous Parliament, was eventually passed.

  The French Wolf and the Siamese Lamb                               113
    Disputes having arisen between the French and Siamese
    Governments concerning the boundary of the river Mekong,
    an ultimatum was sent by France and unconditionally

  “Over the Hills and Far Away!”                                     114
    The Premier had gone to Scotland for a well-earned holiday
    rest after his arduous exertions during the debates on the
    Second Home Rule Bill.

  The “Forlorn Hope”                                                 115
    After the summary rejection of the Home Rule Bill by the
    Peers, the liberal Party were daily awaiting the signal for
    an attack on the House of Lords.

  A Dirty Crossing                                                   116
    The management of the Bank of England had been freely
    criticised in the Press.

  “Confidences”                                                      117
    There had been a debate in the Chamber of Deputies which
    provoked comparisons between the French and English Navies.

  “Pluck’d!”                                                         118
    The Local Government Bill had been severely dealt with by
    the Lords in Committee, notably the clauses dealing with the
    Parish Councils.

  Unarming                                                           119
    On March 1, 1894, Mr. Gladstone delivered his last speech
    in the House of Commons previous to his final retirement
    from political life.

  Lemon-Squash                                                       120
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer increased the Income Tax
    from 7_d._ to 8_d._

  “Vive la République!”                                              121
    A stringent anti-Anarchist Bill had been passed by the
    French Chamber after the assassination at Lyons of
    President Carnot.

  Jap the Giant-Killer                                               122
    In the war arising out of the Corean dispute between China
    and Japan, the Japanese forces gained easy victories, both
    on land and sea.

  “Vested Interests”                                                 123
    The House of Lords had survived the repeated attacks made
    upon it, both in the Commons and by its own Members.

  “All’s Well!”                                                      124
    The Russian Press at this time suggested that an
    Anglo-Russian understanding would be of great advantage to
    the two nations.

  The New Passenger                                                  125
    The year 1894 had been marked by many dynamite outrages on
    the Continent, and specially by the assassination of
    President Carnot. The New Year opened under brighter

  “Who said—‘_Atrocities_’?”                                         126
    Mr. Gladstone had expressed his strong indignation at the
    atrocities in Armenia, which had profoundly shocked the
    mind of the country.

  Silent!                                                            127
    The British occupation of Egypt still continued, the
    Egyptian Government being powerless to suppress outrages on
    Europeans in Alexandria.

  An Easter ’Oliday                                                  128
    The House of Commons had adjourned for the Easter vacation.
    Both leaders were glad of repose after the exciting debates
    on the Welsh Disestablishment and Irish Land Bills.

  “William! ahoy!”                                                   129
    The Welsh Disestablishment Bill having been warmly discussed
    in the Commons, Mr. Gladstone had withdrawn his pair with
    Mr. Villiers in order to keep “an open mind” on the question.

  The Old Crusaders!                                             130-131
    The Duke of Argyll had presided at an indignation meeting
    held in St. James’s Hall to protest against the Armenian

  Old Warder William                                                 132
    After Sir William Harcourt’s defeat at Derby he was elected
    for West Monmouthshire, the Radical candidate having retired
    in his favour.

  “Just a-goin’ to Begin!”                                           133
    It was thought that in the coming Session the Jameson raid
    would bring trouble to the Ministry, but this was averted by
    the skillful management of Mr. Balfour and the Colonial

  The Tug of War                                                 134-135
    On an appeal from the Uitlanders at Johannesburg, Dr.
    Jameson crossed the Transvaal frontier with an armed force.
    Mr. Chamberlain, however, intervened, and ordered him to

  The Patient Ass                                                    136
    The Budget having shown a considerable surplus, an idea was
    prevalent that the Chancellor of the Exchequer would relieve
    the income-tax payer.

  A Turkish Bath                                                     137
    The Porte at length realised the gravity of the situation in

  Preparing his Speech                                               138
    A genial allusion to the many changes which had marked Mr.
    Chamberlain’s political career.

  “Turkey Limited”                                                   139
    It was reported that the Powers had considered a scheme for
    a Turkish loan, to be applied under European control to the
    cost of the Judiciary, Revenue and Police service.

  “Seaside Lodgings”                                                 140
    The Cartoon foreshadowed Russian designs upon the Chinese
    naval arsenal at Port Arthur, which in fact came into her
    possession a year later.

  The Queen’s Year!                                                  141
    In June of this year Queen Victoria celebrated her Jubilee.

  Against the Grain                                                  142
    The Cretans having revolted against Turkish misrule, Greece
    intervened with an armed force, but was ordered by the
    Allied Powers to withdraw.

  Tender Mercies!                                                    143
    The Allied Powers had decided to grant autonomy to Crete,
    but under Turkish suzerainty.

  “Who says ‘Sick Man’ now?”                                         144
    After the recall of the Greek army, the Turkish forces were
    successful in a conflict with the Cretan insurgents.

  Spithead, June 26                                                  145
    At this great Review of the Fleet there were present 165
    British war-ships. Official representatives from the various
    Colonies participated in the display.

  “For Queen and Empire!!”                                       146-147
    The Cartoon is typical of the great celebrations which
    marked the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Colonial, Asiatic,
    and African contingents took part in the procession on June

  “Brothers in Arms”                                                 148
    A treacherous attack had been made at Maizar on the
    Political Officer’s escort. The British loss was heavy, but
    the Native Infantry behaved with the greatest gallantry.

  Saved!                                                             149
    England, Russia and France, the Powers originally
    responsible for the freedom of Greece, agreed to jointly
    guarantee a loan to that country.

  “Financial Relations”                                              150
    Colonel Saunderson, Mr. Healy, and Mr. Lecky had united in
    supporting the Irish Local Government Bill, which assigned
    £700,000 a year to Ireland.

  Bull-Baiting                                                       151
    Continental ill-feeling against Great Britain was at this
    time more than usually manifested.

  Sentinels                                                          152
    The occupation of Port Arthur by Russia seemed to leave
    Great Britain no alternative but to adopt a similar course
    with Wei-Hai-Wei.

  The Duello                                                         153
    The United States, on account of Spanish misrule in Cuba,
    had declared war against Spain.

  Bismarck                                                       154-155
    Prince Bismarck, the great Chancellor of the German Empire,
    died on July 30, 1898.

  Honour à la Russe                                                  156
    When the Russians occupied Talien-Wan it was understood
    that it was to be a free port.

  Our Masters’ Masters                                               157
    Sympathy for the Costers had led to the rejection of a
    municipal bye-law for the repression of street shouting.

  Khartoum!                                                      158-159
    Khartoum was captured by the Mahdi on Jan. 26, 1885, and
    General Gordon assassinated. On Sept. 2, 1898, General
    Kitchener annihilated the Khalifa’s army and re-entered the

  A Fixture                                                          160
    The conquest of the Soudan seemed to indicate a permanence
    of the British occupation of Egypt.

  Under the Mistletoe                                                161
    Sir William Harcourt had written to Mr. John Morley
    announcing his retirement from the leadership of the Liberal

  A New Year’s Greeting                                              162
    Thanks to Mr. Henneker Heaton, some of the Colonies had
    accepted the principle of an International Penny Postage.

  Diogenes-Morley                                                    163
    Mr. Morley was one of the few who remained faithful to the
    traditions of the old Liberal Party.

  A Free Hand!                                                       164
    Parliament had been prorogued, and the Government would in
    the interim, it was thought, have a free hand in the South
    African and other questions.

  Open at Last!                                                      165
    The Russians had made Talien-Wan a free port. There had been
    some doubt as to Russia’s intentions.

  Plain English                                                      166
    The Transvaal Government had sent an insolent Ultimatum to
    Great Britain, requiring the withdrawal within forty-eight
    hours of the British forces from the Boer frontiers.

  Who said “Dead”?                                                   167
    On Feb. 27, 1900, the anniversary of the Majuba Hill
    disaster, General Cronje surrendered to General Roberts.

  Full of Resource                                                   168
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer had announced in his Budget
    speech that he hoped to recover a large proportion of the
    war expenses by taxation of the Transvaal.

  Good Wishes!                                                       169
    “Mr. Punch” here expresses his good wishes for the success
    of the Paris Exhibition, which was shortly to be opened.

  The Avenger!                                                   170-171
    Thrilling details had been published of the reported
    massacre of the British and Foreign Ministers in Pekin.
    Happily this proved to be unfounded.

  The Imperial Dispensary                                            172
    Great satisfaction was felt in the Colonies at the
    introduction by Mr. Chamberlain of his Commonwealth of
    Australia Bill.

  Shifting his Capital                                               173
    President Kruger had abandoned Pretoria on the near approach
    of the British forces, taking with him, it was reported,
    bullion to the value of £2,000,000.

  In the Movement                                                    174
    On the advance of the Allied troops to Pekin the Empress and
    the Chinese Court had fled to the interior.

  Reporting Himself                                                  175
    The City of London Imperial Volunteers met with an
    enthusiastic reception in the City and elsewhere on their
    return from South-Africa.

  Time’s Appeal                                                  176-177

                           Sir John Tenniel.

[Illustration: May Day, Eighteen hundred and Fifty-one.]

[Illustration: _July, 1853._

  The Bear and the Bees.—A New Version of an Old Story.]

[Illustration: _June, 1854._

  What Nicholas heard in the Shell.]

[Illustration: _August, 1857._

  The British Lion’s Vengeance on the Bengal Tiger.]

[Illustration: _February, 1859._

  The Quaker and the Bauble.

  “It is the Land which the territorial party represents in
  Parliament.... That is the theory of the Constitution: Blackstone
  says so. But it is a thing which is not likely to be respected much
  longer, and it must go, even if involving the destruction of the
  Constitution.”—Mr. BRIGHT.]

[Illustration: _December, 1859._

  John Bull Guards his Pudding.]

[Illustration: _January, 1860._

  Dame Cobden’s New Pupil.]

[Illustration: _May, 1860._

  Lyndhurst as Nestor rebukes the Chiefs.]

[Illustration: _November, 1860._

  Right Leg in the Boot at last.

  GARIBALDI. “If it won’t go on, Sire, try a little more powder.”]

[Illustration: _November, 1860._

  New Elgin Marbles.

  ELGIN TO EMPEROR. “Come, knuckle down! No cheating this time!”]

[Illustration: _March, 1861._

  “Beggar my Neighbour.”

  PAM. “Is not your Majesty tired of this foolish game?”]

[Illustration: _April, 1861._

  Papal Allocution.—Snuffing out Modern Civilisation.]

[Illustration: _November, 1861._

  King Cotton Bound;

  Or, The Modern Prometheus.]

[Illustration: _December, 1861._

  Waiting for an Answer.]

[Illustration: _December, 1861._

  Columbia’s Fix.

  COLUMBIA. “Which answer shall I send?”]

[Illustration: _May, 1862._


  Mr. PUNCH’S Design for a colossal Statue which ought to have been
  placed in the International Exhibition.]

[Illustration: _June, 1862._

  The “Sensation” Struggle in America.]

[Illustration: _June, 1863._

  Britannia Discovering the Source of the Nile.

  BRITANNIA. “Aha, Mr. Nilus! So I’ve found you at last!”]

[Illustration: _March, 1863._

  At Home and Abroad.]

[Illustration: _January, 1864._

  Miranda and Prospero.

  MIRANDA (EUROPE). “If by your art, my dearest Louis, you have put
  the wild waters in this roar, allay them.”]

[Illustration: _January, 1864._

  Shakspeare and the Pigmies.]

[Illustration: _September, 1864._

  The American Juggernaut.]

[Illustration: _May, 1865._

  Britannia Sympathises with Columbia.]

[Illustration: _September, 1866._

  Vulcan’s Best Customer.

  PEACE. “Not much doing, I suppose, Mr. Vulcan?”
  VULCAN. “Doing! Thanks to you, Miss, I’ve a’most more work than I
  can manage.”]

[Illustration: _February, 1867._


  Gladiators preparing for the Arena.]

[Illustration: _January, 1870._


[Illustration: _September, 1870._

  France, Sept. 4, 1870.

    “Aux armes, Citoyens;
     Formez vos bataillons!”
                         _The “Marseillaise.”_]

[Illustration: _July, 1870._

  A Vision on the Way. “BEWARE!”]

[Illustration: _October, 1870._

  Versailles, Oct. 5, 1870.

  “Is this the end of ‘All the Glories?’”]

[Illustration: _July, 1871._

  Ajax Defying the Lightning.]

[Illustration: _March, 1871._

  “Væ Victis!”

  Paris, March 1st, 1871.]

[Illustration: _December, 1871._


[Illustration: _September, 1872._

  The Loving Cup.

  “In this we bury all unkindness!”—SHAKSPEARE.]

[Illustration: _February, 1874._

  Paradise and the Peri.

    “Joy, joy for ever! My task is done—
     The gates are passed, and Heaven is won!”
                                          _Lalla Rookh._]

[Illustration: _March, 1874._

Dearly Bought.

  SIR GARNET. “It don’t look much, Madam, but it has cost good money,
  and better lives.”
  BRITANNIA. “And but for you, Sir Garnet, might have cost more of

[Illustration: _December, 1874._

  The Damp Roman Candle.

  PAPA PIUS. “But it won’t go off!”]

[Illustration: _December, 1875._

  “Mosé in Egitto!!!”]

[Illustration: _June, 1875._

  Waiting to be Won.]

[Illustration: _November, 1877._

  Stuck in the Mud.

  M. LE MARÉCHAL (loq.). “J’y suis! J’y reste!” (?)]

[Illustration: _August, 1878._

  The “Pas de Deux!”

  (From the “Scène de Triomphe” in the Grand Anglo-Turkish Ballet

[Illustration: _February, 1880._

  Imperium et Libertas!

  (Russ. Translation.)]

[Illustration: _May, 1881._

  The School of Musketry.

  BOER (to F. M. H. R. H. THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF). “I say, Dook! You
  don’t happen to want a practical ‘Musketry Instructor,’ do you?”]

[Illustration: _October, 1881._

  A Common Sorrow.]

[Illustration: _August, 1881._

  “Out of the Wood!”]

[Illustration: _December, 1882._

  Change of Address.

  “For Despatch of Business.”

  Mr. PUNCH (to Themis). “Well, Madam, now that your New
  Establishment is open, I trust the system you mean to adopt is—Low
  Charges and no Delays.”]

[Illustration: _February, 1883._

  On the Trail.]

[Illustration: _November, 1883._


  MOSSOO (aside). “Ha!—with my hated Rival! Why was I so rude to her?!”]

[Illustration: _April, 1884._


  GENERAL GORDON.... “What is it that I seem to see
      Across the sand waste? Is it the quick gleam
      Of English steel, or but a desert-dream?
          Help—or that last illusion of distress,
          The mocking Mirage of the wilderness?”]

[Illustration: _May, 1884._

  “Mrs. Micawber.”

  Mrs. M. (hysterically). “I never will do it! It’s of no use asking
  me! I never will desert Mr. Micawber!!”
                                                _David Copperfield_.]

[Illustration: _January, 1885._

  “Wait till the Clouds roll by!”]

[Illustration: _February, 1885._

  “Too Late!”]

[Illustration: _April, 1885._

  “Only his Play.” (!!!)

  “The Russian Government hope that this unlucky incident may not
  prevent the continuance of the negotiations. (Laughter.)”—Mr.
  Gladstone, quoting M. de Giers.]

[Illustration: _May, 1885._

  The Broken Covenant.

  “We cannot close this book, and say we will look into it no
  more.”—Mr. Gladstone’s Speech, April 27th.]

[Illustration: _May, 1885._

  Our Protean Premier!

  (As “The Angel of Peace,” in his Unrivalled
  Variety-and-Quick-Change Entertainment.)]

[Illustration: _August, 1885._

  The “Irrepressible” Tourist.

  BISMARCK. “H’m!—Ha!—Where shall I go next?”]

[Illustration: _December, 1885._

  The Waits.]

[Illustration: _August, 1886._

  The Grand Young Man!!

  SHADE OF “DIZZY.” “Dear me! Quite reminds one of old times!!”]

[Illustration: _April, 1886._

  Sink or Swim!!]

[Illustration: _June, 1886._


  (A Playful Adaptation of Meissonier’s Famous Picture, “1814.”)]

[Illustration: _November, 1886._

  The Tempter.

  SPIRIT OF ANARCHY. “What! No work! Come and enlist with me—I’ll
  find work for you!!”]

[Illustration: _April, 1887._

  Salisbury Sisyphus.

    “Unending task!” ...
         *       *       *       *       *
    “Swift roll the years, and still the ceaseless round,
     The toilsome press up the precipitous ground,
     The sullen slow ascent, the swift rebound!”]

[Illustration: _October, 1886._

  “What of the Night?”]

[Illustration: _December, 1887._

  “Quite English, you know.”

  PRESIDENT CLEVELAND (to COLUMBIA). “Will you allow me to introduce
  this Young Lady?”]

[Illustration: _January, 1888._

  Bear or Bug-bear?

  “Thou com’st in such a questionable shape!”—_Hamlet._]

[Illustration: _February, 1888._

  In the Arena.

  The “Parade” before the Conflict.]

[Illustration: _March, 1888._

  Germany. March 9, 1888.]

[Illustration: _March, 1888._


  Or, “A Fair Exchange no Robbery.”

  SWEET SIMPLICITY. “I AM sorry to part with him!”
  SHREWD BUT SEDUCTIVE SHEPHERD. “Nay, dear Child! What though this
  one be but indifferent fair to look on at present? He’ll last
  longer—and you will LEARN TO LOVE HIM!!”]

[Illustration: _April, 1888._

  What Next?]

[Illustration: _May, 1888._

  “Panic amongst the Pigs!”]

[Illustration: _January, 1890._

  Plain English!

  JOHN BULL. “Look here, my little Friend, I don’t want to hurt your
  little feelings—but, COME OFF THAT FLAG!!!”]

[Illustration: _August, 1890._

  From the Nile to the Neva.

  SHADE OF PHARAOH. “Forbear! That weapon always wounds the hand that
  wields it.”

[Illustration: _March, 1890._

  Dropping the Pilot.]

[Illustration: _October, 1890._

  The McGladstone!

    “To land McGladstone lightly sprang,
     And thrice aloud his bugle rang
     With note prolong’d and varied strain,
     Till bold Ben-Ghoil replied again.”

                             “_Lora of the Isles._” Canto IV.]

[Illustration: _December, 1890._


    Douglas ... MR. GLADSTONE.    Marmion ... MR. PARNELL.

    DOUGLAS. “The hand of Douglas is his own;
              And never shall in friendly grasp
              The hand of such as Marmion clasp!”—_Marmion._ Canto VI.]

[Illustration: _January, 1891._


  THE SEAL. “Belay, you two Johnnies!—avast quarrelling! Give me a
  ‘Close-time,’ and leave the ‘Sea’ an open question.”]

[Illustration: _February, 1891._

  “Retire!—What do *You* Think?”]

[Illustration: _February, 1891._


                            “Such a nature,
    Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow
    Which he treads on at noon.”—_Coriolanus_, Act I., Sc. 1.]

[Illustration: _March, 1891._

  “Advance, Australia!”


[Illustration: _July, 1891._

  Mr. Punch’s Jubilee Pageant.

  (As reflected in Punch’s Magic Mirror.)]

[Illustration: _September, 1891._

  “Turning the Tables.”]

[Illustration: _October, 1891._

  “What will he do with it?”

  STARVING RUSSIAN PEASANT. “Is none of that for ME, ‘Little Father’?”]

[Illustration: _October, 1891._

  Trying it on!

  RUSSIA. “SS-S-T! (Whispers.) I want to speak to you, my dear!”]

[Illustration: _January, 1892._

  The Coming of Ninety-Two

           To the Modern Merlin, MR. PUNCH.

    “And down the wave, and in the flame was borne
      A naked babe, and rode to PUNCH’S feet,
     Who stoopt, and caught the babe, and cried, ‘The Year!
      Here is an heir for Ninety-One!’”—_Adapted from Tennyson’s “Coming of Arthur.”_]

[Illustration: _January, 1892._

  “Short ’Anded.”

  MRS. HALSBURY. “I tell you what it is, Mrs. Coley, Mum—if all this
  ’ere dirty linen’s to be got through, we must ’ave ’ELP, Mum!!”]

[Illustration: _February, 1892._

  The Attack on the “Capit*a*l.”]

[Illustration: _February, 1892._

  “Her Majesty’s Servants.”

  View of the Stage on the re-opening of the Theatre Royal Westminster.]

[Illustration: _March, 1892._

  Younger than Ever!

  The G.O.M. “Now then, Harcourt!—Tuck in your tuppenny!——Over!!”]

[Illustration: _April, 1892._

  The Dynamite Dragon.]

[Illustration: _April, 1892._

  The New “Queen of the May.”]

[Illustration: _June, 1892._

  “When Greek meets Greek.”]

[Illustration: _January, 1893._


[Illustration: _April, 1893._

  A Pilgrim’s Progress.]

[Illustration: _April, 1893._

  Uncle Toby and Widow Wadman.

  (Modern Ulster Version. After C. R. Leslie, R.A.’s celebrated

  MRS. ULSTER. “Now, Mr. Bull, do you see any ‘GREEN’ in my eye?”]

[Illustration: _May, 1893._

  “The Minstrel Boy.”

    LORD SALISBURY (sings). “I’ll harp wild war, aye, from sea to sea,
                             Ere the Loyalists stoop to slavery!”]

[Illustration: _July, 1893._

  “Father William.”

    “You are old,” said the Youth; “one would hardly suppose
       That your eye was as steady as ever;
     Yet you balance that Eel on the end of your nose—
       What makes you so awfully clever?”]

[Illustration: _August, 1893._

  The French Wolf and the Siamese Lamb.]

[Illustration: _September, 1893._

  “Over the Hills and Far Away!”]

[Illustration: _September, 1893._

  The “Forlorn Hope.”]

[Illustration: _January, 1894._

  A Dirty Crossing.

  THE OLD LADY OF THREADNEEDLE STREET (loq.). “O dear, O dear! I wish
  I were out of this nasty mess!”]

[Illustration: _February, 1894._


  JOHN BULL. “Did you ever see anything worse than my Navy?”

[Illustration: _February, 1894._


  PARISH COUNCILS COCKATOO (sadly). “I’ve had a doose of a time of

[Illustration: _March, 1894._


  “Unarm!—the long day’s task is done!”—_Antony and Cleopatra_, Act
  IV., Sc. 12.]

[Illustration: _April, 1894._


  WILLIAM HARCOURT (the Barman). “Wonder if I can squeeze any more
  out of HIM?”]

[Illustration: _July, 1894._

  “Vive la République!”

    “The tear that brimmeth, blindeth not her eye,
      So fixed aloft it lowereth not to greet
      The writhing reptile bruised by her unfaltering feet!”]

[Illustration: _September, 1894._

  Jap the Giant-Killer.]

[Illustration: _October, 1894._

  “Vested Interests.”

  HOUSE OF LORDS CHARWOMAN. “Well! them Rogeberries, and ’Erbert
  Gladstings, and Haskwidges, and the rest on ’em may tork—and they
  may tork—but they h’aint turned HUS out yet!!”]

[Illustration: _December, 1894._

  “All’s Well!”

  BRITISH LION AND RUSSIAN BEAR (together). “What a pity we didn’t
  know each other before!”]

[Illustration: _January, 1895._

  The New Passenger.]

[Illustration: _January, 1895._

  “Who said ‘*Atrocities*’?”

  (After the Popular Engraving.)
  “Old as I am, my feelings have not been deadened in regard to
  matters of such a dreadful description.”
                   _Mr. Gladstone’s Speech at Hawarden, December 29._

[Illustration: _March, 1895._


  LITTLE KHEDIVE. “Tell me, great Sphinx—is Egypt for the Egyptians?”]

[Illustration: _April, 1895._

  An Easter ’Oliday.

  Duet (’ARCOURT and HARTHUR sing while being jolted).

  “La-a-zi-ly la-a-zi-ly! Drow-ow-ow-sily! Drow-ow-ow-sily!” etc.]

[Illustration: _June, 1895._

  “William! ahoy!”

  OPEN-MINDED WILLIAM (having come ashore from “The Stormy Petrel”).
  “Avast there, Messmates! The statesman who would lay his hands on a
  steeple-hatted female in distress—save in the way of ke-indness,”
  etc., etc.
                              [_The “Messmates” “avast” accordingly_.

[Illustration: _May, 1895._

  The Old Crusaders!

  The Duke of Argyll and Mr. Gladstone “Brothers in Arms” again!

  BULGARIA, 1876. ARMENIA, 1895.]

[Illustration: _July, 1895._

  Old Warder William.

  THE VETERAN (loquitur). “Dear me! What HAS become of Harcourt?”]

[Illustration: _February, 1896._

  “Just a-goin’ to Begin!”

  PROFESSOR SALISBURY (P.P.R.). “Now, my Sportin’ Gents, ’ere’s the
  ’Atfield Pet and the Brummagem Bruiser—Who’ll have ’em on with
  either of ’em?”]

[Illustration: _January, 1896._

  The Tug of War.]

[Illustration: _April, 1896._

  The Patient Ass.

  THE INCOME-TAXED ONE MURMURETH. “I don’t grumble, but—I SHOULD like
  just a little taken off.”]

[Illustration: _August, 1896._

  A Turkish Bath.

  SULTAN. “They gave it me pretty hot in that Armenian room! But
  Bismillah! This is——Phew!!”]

[Illustration: _October, 1896._

  Preparing his Speech.

  MR. JOE CHAMBERLAIN (to himself). “‘In short, Gentlemen—if you are
  only true to your principles, any one of you may become—as I have
  done—a Minister in a Liber—I should say in a Conserv—I beg pardon—I
  should say in an Unionist Government.’ H’m rather confusing—I don’t
  think THAT’ll quite do!”]

[Illustration: _November, 1896._

“Turkey Limited.”

SULTAN. “Bismillah! Make me into a Limited Company? M’m—ah s’pose
they’ll allow me to join the Board after allotment!”]

[Illustration: _December, 1896._

  “Seaside Lodgings.”

  RUSSIAN BEAR. “Nice view of the sea! Just what I wanted! Think
  I’ll take ’em!”]

[Illustration: _January, 1897._

  The Queen’s Year!]

[Illustration: _February, 1897._

  Against the Grain.

  JOHN BULL (loq.). “Ah! that Greek’s a plucky little chap! Precious
  sorry that me and my Forin’ Mates has to stop him!”]

[Illustration: _March, 1897._

  Tender Mercies!

  DAME EUROPA (to LITTLE CRETE). “Don’t cry, my little Man. I’ve
  asked this nice, kind Turkish Policeman to stay and take care of

[Illustration: _May, 1897._

  “Who says ‘Sick Man’ now?”]

[Illustration: _June, 1897._

  Spithead. June 26.

  BRITISH LION (taking the Young Lions out to see the Great Naval
  Review). “Lor’ love yer, my Lads, this is the proudest moment of my

[Illustration: _June, 1897._

  “For Queen and Empire!!”]

[Illustration: _September, 1897._

  “Brothers in Arms.”]

[Illustration: _February, 1898._


  (Scene from Grand International Nautical Melodrama, first performed
  in 1833, and now revived with all the Original Scenery and Effects.)

  THE THREE SAILORS (together). “Avast there! you lubberly Swab!
  Take the gold, and let the Gy-url go free!!”]

[Illustration: _February, 1898._

  “Financial Relations.”

  Chorus of Long-lost Brothers.


    “It’s the most disthressful counthry that ever you did see!
     We want Siv’n Hundred Thousand Pounds from the Saxon Treasuree!”]

[Illustration: _March, 1898._


[Illustration: _April, 1898._


[Illustration: _April, 1898._

  The Duello.

  “Oh, the pity of it!”]

[Illustration: _August, 1898._


[Illustration: _May, 1898._

Honour à la Russe.

BRITISH LION. “What! Not come in here! Why, you gave me your word!”

RUSSIAN BEAR. “My friend! HOW you misunderstand me!”


[Illustration: _July, 1898._

Our Masters’ Masters.

NEWSPAPER HAWKER. “Shout away, Bill! We’re safe enough as long as we
votes ‘Progressive’!!”]

[Illustration: _September, 1898._


Monday, January 26, 1885. Friday, September 2, 1898.]

[Illustration: _November, 1898._

A Fixture.]

[Illustration: _December, 1898._

Under the Mistletoe.

I don’t think it seems much use our staying here any longer.... They
won’t come!”]

[Illustration: _January, 1899._

A New Year’s Greeting.]

[Illustration: _January, 1899._


(In search of a genuine Liberal.)

D.-M. “Can’t see one anywhere.”
                                                     [_Gives it up._]

[Illustration: _August, 1899._

A Free Hand!

HARTHUR B. (to the Butler). “Well, thank ’Evins, Mr. Salisbury, they’ve
all left the ’Ouse!”

JOE (the Buttons). “Now we can do just as we like, and no questions

[Illustration: _August, 1899._

Open at Last!

RUSSIAN BEAR (politely). “Come in, Miss. How COULD I keep my door
closed against YOU!”]

[Illustration: _October, 1899._

Plain English.

JOHN BULL (to Boer). “As you WILL fight, you shall have it. THIS time
it’s a fight to a finish.”]

[Illustration: _March, 1900._

Who said “Dead”?]

[Illustration: _March, 1900._

Full of Resource.

PRESIDENT KRUGER (reading the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s speech on
the Budget debate):—“I am not going to bind myself as to what I will do
on the termination of the War. I look first to the Transvaal.”

“Oh, DOES he? I know what I’M going to do on the termination of the
war. I’M going through the BANKRUPTCY COURT!”]

[Illustration: _April, 1900._

Good Wishes!]

[Illustration: _July, 1900._

The Avenger!]

[Illustration: _May, 1900._

The Imperial Dispensary.

THE KANGAROO. “I’ve got a sort of—er—feeling of oppression. My doctor
at home gave me that Prescription!”

MR. CHAMBERLAIN (Colonial Chemist and Druggist according to the British
Pharmacopœia). “‘Abolition of Appeal to Privy Council’—of course, I
COULD make it up for you, but I think I can give you something that
will exactly suit your constitution!”]

[Illustration: _June, 1900._

Shifting his Capital.]

[Illustration: _August, 1900._

In the Movement.

OOM PAUL (to himself). “Shifting her Capital? My idea!”]

[Illustration: _September, 1900._

Reporting Himself.

    You that answered England’s call
      At the darkest of the night,
    Come and take your coronal
      Won in many a gallant fight!

    She that armed your eager ranks,
      She from whom you have your name,
    London’s city yields you thanks
      For your gift of added fame!]

[Illustration: _January, 1901._

Time’s appeal.]

Transcriber’s Notes:

 - Text enclosed by underscores is in italics (_italics_).
 - Text enclosed by asterisks is underlined (*underlined*).
 - Blank page has been removed.
 - Redundant title page removed.
 - Page 33: “Marseilliase” corrected to “Marseillaise”.

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