To the left is a humorous piece from Punch (1877) that makes fun of the tendency in Victorian culture to depart the cities on the weekends to enjoy the scenery of the countryside. One thing you’ll notice in this work of satirical poetry is the mention of meerschaum pipes and dandies. This ties in nicely with our brief discussion of Robert Audley last class. What do you think is the source of this humor? What are the writers for Punch suggesting about changes in leisure practices in the age of modern transportation?