I was merely remarking, gentlemen . . . that the Queen
of England does not . . . live in the Tower of London.

"I was merely remarking, gentlemen--though it's a point of very little import--that the Queen of England does not happen to live in the Tower of London." (1870s). Illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter XXI), page 177. [In Dickens's satire of the generally ill-informed nature of Americans with respect to Europe, Martin corrects his acquaintances' peculiar notions about the British monarchy.] 10.8 cm x 13.7 cm. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]


Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, with 59 illustrations by Fred Barnard. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1871-1880. The copy of the Household Edition from which this picture was scanned was the gift of George Gorniak, Editor of The Dickens Magazine, whose subject for the fifth series, beginning in January 2008, was this novel.

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