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    Digitized by tlie Internet Arcliivein 2007 witli funding from

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    DRAWINGSBY

    JOHN LEECHA collection of eighty-four comicalpictures by this famous artist.Including coachings hunting andfishing scenes.

    WILLIAM T. HENDERSON156 Fifth Avenue, New York

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    Prefatory Note.^JmOHN LEECH, whose Jiiimoroiis picturesf of English life and character for so many

    years were the soul of ''Punch" andthe delight of nearly the entire English-speakingluorld, was born in London about 1817, and diedthere on October 29, 1864, at the comparativelyearly age of forty-seven. His draivings appearedin ''Punch" soon after its establishment, and con-tinued up to the time of his death. The socialfeatures and extravagances of England neverfound a more apt or kindly delineator, and insporting scenes he ivas pre-eminent. One char-acteristic of Leech's drawings, as it is of thoseof his distinguished successor, Du Maurier, is

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    Prefatory Note.tJieir fidelity to English life. The slight exag-gerations which the artist permits himself neveraffects the value of his drawings as accuratepictures of social conditions. ''Many people"remtirks Mr. Henry James, in his recent essayon Du Maurier, "have gathered their knowledgeof Ettglish life almost entirely from ^ Punch,' andit would be difficult to imagine a more abundantand, on the whole, a more accurate informant.The accumulated volumes of this periodical con-tain evidence on a multitude of points of whichthere is no mention in the serious worksnoteven in the novelsof the day. The smallestdetails of social habit are depicted there, and tJieoddities of a race of people in wJiom oddity isstrangely compatible with the dominion of conven-tiony It is to be further remarked of socialcaricatures in '^ Punch," that they are very rarelycoarse, cruel, or bitter. There are very few lapses

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    Co n t e n t sPAGB

    Prefatory Note 3Pitiable Objects 13" A Health-giving Pursuit"... 14Confirmed Bachelor 15Startling Fact ! 16Never carry your Gloves in your Hat 17Coming Fashion in Bonnets 18Badly Hit 19What they Said to Themselves 20Suburban Felicity 21Mr. Briggs tries a Likely Place for a Perch 22Fly-Fishing ....... 23Blind with Rage 24Sporting Intelligence ..... 25Helping Him On 26

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    8 Contents.PAGENot a Bad Idea for Warm Weather . 28

    Strengthening Sea Air .... 29Hoops a Natural Mistake 30Angling in the Serpentine . 31Not a Bad Judge .... 32Sound Advice 33The Course of True Love, etc. 34After Supper. Strange Admission ! . 35The Gentle Craft .... 36Something in That ! . . . . 37Mr. B. goes AngHng.... 38Fly-Fishing. A Ripple on the Water . 39The Knife-Trick .... . 40A Fine Disposition .... 41In the Temple . 42The Battle of the Pianos . 43Alarming Occurrence 44A Tit-Bit 45A False Position .... . . 46Bloomerism ! 47Elegant Creatures .... . . 48Private Theatricals .... 49

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    Contents. 9Cigarettes and Captainettes

    PAGE 50An Addition to the Family . 51A Cautious Bird .... 52Was it a Mistake ? . , . . 53An Idea of Wickedness . 54

    Snow-Flakes 55A Disciple of Old Isaac . . 56Well over, anyhow ! . . . . 57Elegant Material for Trousers . 58The Marriage Question 59A Jolly Old Paterfamilias . 60Consols at 90 Consols at 80 . 61A Little Darling .... . 62A Bon-Bon from a Juvenile Party 63An Object of Interest . 64Flunkeiana 65An Elegant Habit ! . . . . . 66Dreadful for Young Oxford. . 67Amateur Posturing .... . 68Fearful Practical Joke.... . 69Going to Cover .... 70The Shuttlecock Nuisance . 71

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    lo Contents.Man on the Gray 72Rather awkward for Tomkins ... 73Appearance of Things after a Somersault . 74Fly-Fishing. Getting a Rise 75Did you Ever? . . . . . -76The Test of Gallantry 77Preparing for a Day's Fishing . . . -78The Picnic ....... 79Friendly, but very Unpleasant . . . .80A Great Mental Effort . . . . 81Discernment ....... 82Life in London ...... 83The Husband as he ought to be, and as he

    ought not to be . . . . .84A Table d'Hdte at Paris .... 85Another Pretty Little Americanism . . .86Yet another Americanism .... 87Framework for a New 'Oss . . . .88No Consequence ...... 89The Garret and the Conservatory . . .90Something like a Holiday . . . . 91Aggravating Rather! . . . . .92

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    Pictures ofLtfe and Character.

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    Never carry your Gloves in your Hat.Mr. PoFFiNGTON flatters himself he is creating a sensation. {Per-

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    A Bon-bon from a Juvenile Party.First Juvenile. " That's a pretty girl talking to young Al-gernon BiNKS !Second Juvenile. " H'm tol-lol! You should have seen her

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