Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, Book III, chapter 13 ("The Knitting Done")
The thirtieth installment of the novel appeared in Harper's Weekly (26 November 1859): 764-66; it had originally appeared in the UK on Saturday, 29 November in All the Year Round
Passage Illustrated: "As The Vengeance descends from her elevation to do it, the tumbrils begin to discharge their loads. The ministers of Sainte Guillotine are robed and ready. Crash! — A head is held up, and the knitting- women who scarcely lifted their eyes to look at it a moment ago when it could think and speak, count One.
"The second tumbril empties and moves on; the third comes up. Crash! — And the knitting-women, never faltering or pausing in their Work, count Two."
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