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,BUILDING SOCIETIES.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

Pirncli In the Provinces,…

Moiiiii©iifIisMre Canal Company.

. CAERLEON.

. PONTYPOOL.

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MONMOUTH.

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NEWBRIDGE.

POLICE INTELLIGENCE, .

.. ABERYSTRUTH PETTY SESSIONS-Nov.…

CARDIFF TOWN HALL.—THURSDAY,…

PUBLIC APOLOGY.

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PUBLIC APOLOGY. To Punch Senior, Baron Munchausen, Mr. Green, Mr. Sky- rocket, and all others whom it may concern, but more espe- ciallv to the Bodies Corporate and Incorporate of the ancient Borough of Usk, and to the Great Gates of the Mansion-house there,-the undersigned sends weeping :— Forasmuch as on, or as of Saturday, the 1st day of Novem- ber instant, a certain advertisement did appear in a certain newspaper called the Beacon, bearing a certain signature; which said advertisement has been stigmatised as the wicked, scandalous, and malicious production of some enemy in dis- guise, and as tending to bring into contempt the respectable corporation of a peaceable and contented borough; and whereas it is alleged that you, Punch Senior, have denounced the said document, as not possessing the smallest particle of wit in its composition, and you have gone so far as to declare your opi- nion (erroneous as it is) that it could not have emanated from any legitimate offspring of yours; and whereas I, the under- signed, am really and truly the unfortunate author of the afore- said ivretched pmductioll; and whereas, being moved with con- trition at my folly, wickedness, and servile attempt at imita- tion-I voluntarily desire to make a public avowal thereof, the said several respectable parties so imitated, maligned, and held up to ridicule respectively, having in the most handsome man ner, consented to forego all prosecution against me (whether for piracy, infringement of patent, scan mag., or otherwise), on my paying all expenses incurred. Now, know ye; but first, most strong and mighty Punch (Senior)! thott composition of rum and toddy my renowned and adopted sire! deign to forgive the presumption of thy degenerate offspring, in endeavouring, by his pitiful attempt at wit, to invade thy sacred empire! and ye three other wandering gents, who move in space ethereal, to us scarce visible, and dimly seen, in this lack-lamp-and-gas- locality,—o'er look my great offence for bringing thee in contact with the higher powers And ye, my outraged friends at Usk, pardon the outpourings of too stiff a glass, corrtct my acidity with all the broion sugar and indulgence you can spare, and setting nought down in envy or in malice, attribute all to the laudable desire of endeavouring to enliven the very few dull moments which beset thee! And finally, do ye, majestic por- tals implicit credence yield not to the vile aspersions, false rumour says, are cast upon thy rottenness, but continue, as ye hitherto have done, a safe bulwark to thy learned master, and the admiration of surrounding nations! Written with a tearful pen, in spirits far below proof, and dated from Jamaica, the 17 th day of November, 1845. PUNCH JUNIOR. Witness, Lionel Lemon Juice.

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To the Editor of the Monmouthshire…

To the Independent Bur genes…

DOMESTIC JEWS.

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