“I must make Nero visible, you know!” by Harry Furniss. Swain, engraver. 1889. Illustration for Lewis Carroll's Sylvia and Bruno Concluded, p. 64. Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the Pennsylvania State University Library. In Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893) this plate was entitled “Summat Wrong Wi’ My Spectacles!”, and appeared in Chap. IV, ‘The Dog-King’. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

"Wait a minute, please!" she said to me. "I must make Nero visible, you know!"

"No, please don't!" cried Bruno, who had by this time mounted on the Royal back, and was twisting the Royal hair into a bridle. "It'll be such fun to have him like this!"

"Well, it does look funny," Sylvie admitted, and led the way to the farm-house, where the farmer's wife stood, evidently much perplexed at the weird procession now approaching her. "It's summat gone wrong wi' my spectacles, I doubt! "she murmured.




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Bibliography

Carroll, Lewis. Sylvia and Bruno Concluded. London: Macmillan & Co., 1893. Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the Pennsylvania State University Library. Web. 20 September 2016.


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