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Supplement To "Punch, Or The London Charivari."—October 14, 1914 - "Punch" and the Prussian Bully
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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: Bold type is indicated thus: The Prussian Bully. And italics so: 1857-1914.

SUPPLEMENT TO "PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI."—OCTOBER 14, 1914.

"PUNCH" and the PRUSSIAN BULLY

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Illustration: January 10, 1857.

*** The Prussian Bully disturbs the Peace of Europe.

1857-1914.

"PUNCH" OFFICE, 10 BOUVERIE STREET, LONDON, E.C.

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Illustration: THE REWARD OF (DE)MERIT.

KING PUNCH PRESENTETH PRUSSIA WITH THE ORDER OF "ST. GIBBET."

May 7, 1864.

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*** The Prussian Bully tears up a "scrap of paper" pledging him to respect the integrity of Denmark.

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Illustration: JACK ON THE CRISIS.

"BLOW IT, BILL! WE CAN'T BE EXPECTED TO FIGHT A LOT O' LUBBERLY SWABS LIKE HIM. WE'LL KICK 'EM, IF THAT'LL DO."

July 2, 1864.

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*** The Prussian Bully gives great offence to England.

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Illustration: BRIGANDS DIVIDING THE SPOILS.

August 13, 1864.

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*** The Prussian Bully takes his share of the plunder.

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Illustration: CHECK TO THE KING.

Bismarck (reads from 3,000 Citizens of Cologne). "IN VIEW OF THE MISERABLE CONDITION OF THE COUNTRY IN VIEW OF A CIVIL WAR, WITH ITS ATTENDANT SUFFERINGS AND FEARFUL CALAMITIES ... WE COUCH A SOLEMN PROTEST AGAINST ENGAGING IN SUCH A WAR...."

King of Prussia. "WHAT IS THAT? DARE MY SUBJECTS OBJECT TO BE SLAUGHTERED! WHAT NEXT, I WONDER?"

June 2, 1866.

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*** The Prussian Bully declares his intention of making war on Austria.

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Illustration: PEACE—AND NO PIECES!

BISMARCK. "PARDON, MON AMI; BUT WE REALLY CAN'T ALLOW YOU TO PICK UP ANYTHING HERE."

NAP (the Chiffonnier). "PRAY DON'T MENTION IT, M'SIEU! IT'S NOT OF THE SLIGHTEST CONSEQUENCE."

August 25, 1866.

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*** The Prussian Bully refuses to allow France to rectify her frontier.

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Illustration: "TO BE SOLD."

Emperor Napoleon: "I-A-HAVE MADE AN OFFER TO MY FRIEND HERE, AND...."

The Man in Possession: "NO, HAVE YOU, THOUGH? I RATHER THINK I WAS THE PARTY TO APPLY TO."

Emperor Napoleon: "OH, INDEED! AH! THEN IN THAT CASE I'LL—BUT IT'S OF NO CONSEQUENCE."

May 4, 1867.

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*** The Prussian Bully objects to being turned out of Luxemburg.

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Illustration: GAUL TO THE NEW CAESAR.

"DEFIANCE, EMPEROR, WHILE I HAVE STRENGTH TO HURL IT!"

December 17, 1870.

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*** The Prussian Bully has no pity for France.

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Illustration: EXCESSIVE BAIL.

Justice (to Bismarck). "YOUR CLIENT WAS ASSAULTED, AND YOU ASK THAT THE DEFENDANT 'SHALL BE BOUND OVER TO KEEP THE PEACE FOR MANY YEARS.' BUT I CANNOT SANCTION A DEMAND FOR EXORBITANT SECURITIES."

February 18, 1871.

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*** The Prussian Bully demands from France the cession of Alsace and Lorraine and an Indemnity of L200,000,000.

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Illustration: ENTER BISMARCK.

"I SPEAK OF PEACE, WHILE COVERT ENMITY, UNDER THE SMILE OF SAFETY, WOUNDS THE WORLD; AND WHO BUT 'BISMARCK,' WHO BUT ONLY I, MAKE FEARFUL MUSTERS AND PREPARED DEFENCE."

Henry the Fourth, Part II. (Induction.)

February 18, 1888.

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*** The Prussian Bully speaks of Peace and prepares for War.

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Illustration: DROPPING THE PILOT.

March 29, 1890.

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*** The Prussian Bully has no further use for Prince Bismarck.

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Illustration: "NANA WOULD NOT GIVE ME A BOW-WOW!"

[The German Emperor is reported to have said, "It was impossible for me to anticipate the rejection of the Army Bills, so fully did I rely upon the patriotism of the Imperial Diet to accept them unreservedly. A patriotic minority has been unable to prevail against the majority ... I was compelled to resort to a dissolution, and I look forward to the acceptance of the Bills by the new Reichstag. Should this expectation be again disappointed, I am determined to use every means in my power to achieve my purpose."—The Times.]

May 20, 1893.

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*** The Prussian Bully complains that he cannot have it all his own way.

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Illustration: HIS FAVORITE SUBJECT.

Imperial Artist. "WISH I COULD HAVE GOT IT DONE IN TIME FOR THE ROYAL ACADEMY. SURE TO HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED."

May 4, 1895.

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*** The Prussian Bully paints himself in divine colours.

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Illustration: GERMANIA ARMING KRUGER.

"The Vossische Zeitung chronicles with satisfaction the recent arrival at Lorenzo Marquez, on board the German East African liner Kaiser, of 1,650 cases of war material for the Transvaal, including a whole battery of heavy guns, and states its conviction that the Transvaal and the Orange Free State are 'determined to maintain their independence.'"—Globe, April 13.

April 24, 1897.

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*** The Prussian Bully tries to interfere in the Transvaal.

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Illustration: A TALL ORDER.

German Eagle (to Dove of Peace). "TEACH ME HOW TO COO!"

December 7, 1904.

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*** The Prussian Bully maintains, in the cause of peace, a strong and efficient army, ready for instant action.

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Illustration: THE BLIND SIDE.

German Officer: "GLAD TO HEAR YOU'RE GOING TO FORTIFY YOUR SEA FRONT. VERY DANGEROUS PEOPLE, THESE ENGLISH."

Dutchman: "BUT IT WILL COST MUCH."

German Officer: "AH, BUT SEE WHAT YOU SAVE ON THE EASTERN FRONTIER, WHERE THERE'S NOBODY BUT US."

January 11, 1911.

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*** The Prussian Bully tries to get on the "blind side" of Holland.

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Illustration: SOLID.

Germany. "DONNERWETTER! IT'S ROCK. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE PAPER."

August 2, 1911.

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*** The Prussian Bully finds that the Triple Entente really exists.

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Illustration: OUT OF THE SHADOW.

The Kaiser. "WHAT BUSINESS HAVE YOU HERE?"

German Socialist Party. "I TOO WANT 'A PLACE IN THE SUN.'"

January 31, 1912.

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*** The Prussian Bully becomes aware of a growing menace.

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Illustration: BRAVO, BELGIUM!

August 12, 1914.

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*** The Prussian Bully invades an inoffensive Neutral Country.

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Illustration: THE TRIUMPH OF "CULTURE."

August 26, 1914.

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*** The Prussian Bully declares himself to be the Apostle of Culture.

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Illustration: THE GREAT GOTH.

DESIGN FOR A STAINED-GLASS WINDOW IN A NEO-GOTHIC CATHEDRAL AT POTSDAM.

September 30, 1914

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*** The Apotheosis of the Prussian Bully.

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Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Printers, London & Tonbridge.

THE END

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