Tis not from the window. That's a gig-lamp, to the best of my belief

"Tis not from the window. That's a gig-lamp, to the best of my belief" by Arthur Hopkins. Plate 11. Belgravia, A Magazine of Fashion and Amusement (November 1878): Vol. 37, Frontispiece; horizontally mounted; vertically mounted; 6.375" x 4.3125." Image scan, caption, and commentary 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 in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]

Text illustrated for Hardy's The Return of the Native

'I am very anxious to get there. Ah, there is a light from the window!'

'Tis not from the window. That's a gig-lamp, to the best of my belief.'

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