POOR LITTLE MO‘ in Punch 1853

Lord Sh—sb-y—”Don’t make a Noise here—You’ll get no Relief from this ‘House,’ I promise You.“

Punch, magazine of humour and satire, ran from 1841-2002. A very British institution renowned internationally for its wit and irreverence,  it introduced the term  ‘Cartoon’  as we know it today and published the works of great comic writers and poets such as  W.M. Thackeray,  Mayhew,  P.G.  Wodehouse,  Sir John Betjeman,  Alan Coren  and  Miles Kington amongst  others.   Its political and social cartoons swayed governments, capturing life in detail from the 19th and 20th centuries.  The finest cartoonists appeared in Punch- legends like Tenniel, Du Maurier, Shepard, Pont,  Illingworth,  Fougasse,  R.S. Sherriffs, Trog  and  Searle.