"After dinner, Caleb sang the song about the Sparkling Bowl"

Fred Barnard


13.8 x 10.6 cm framed

The British Household Edition ends — at least, visually — on a more sombre note than the 1845 novella. Whereas the characters of all conditions and degrees come to together in "The Dance", Barnard has a melancholy Caleb sing his "bacchanalian" song once again at the conclusion of the celebratory dinner that honours the wedding of May Fielding and the long-lost Edward Plummer.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham

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