Whether I sicks or monthlies, Ma'am.

"Whether I sicks or monthlies, Ma'am, . . . . I do require it, which I makes confession, to be brought reg'lar and draw'd mild.." (Chapter XXV), page 209. Illustration for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit by Fred Barnard. 1870s. [Dickens has Mrs. Gamp gives her terms of work in order to underscore her bibulous nature.] 10.6 x 13.8 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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