He lay on his back as if he had scarcely moved

"He lay on his back as if he had scarcely moved." by Hubert Von Herkomer. Plate 23 [19 December 1891] from the monthly serialisation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the Durbervilles in the London Graphic. This title is not a direct quotation, but closely resembles the discovery of Alec D'Urberville's corpse at the end of this instalment and of Ch. LVI: "The wound was small, but the point of the blade had touched the heart of the victim, who lay on his back, pale, fixed, as if he had scarcely moved after the infliction of the blow" (p. 727, one-third of the way down column 1).

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