OUT OF THE HURLY-BURLY
Charles Heber Clark, though almost forgotten today, was a very successful humourist of the last half of the 19th-Century. Out of the Hurly-Burly was his most successful work, selling upwards of a million copies, and is entirely typical of the funny papers of the period. The episode of the Department of Obituary Poetry is one of the high spots of C19th facetiousness. The illustrations, too, of which there are nearly 400, are very good.
There are podcasts of some of the episodes, and a great deal more by Max Adeler, available at Mr. Ron's Basement.