Hooking and Eyeing

John Leech

Wood Engraving

Angelina (the Wife of his Bussum [bosom]). “Well, Edwin, if you can't make the 'things,' as you call them, meet, you need not swear so. It's really quite dreadful.”

We find ourselves in a very different world than that of most Victorian novels. No servant helps the young wife with her dress, the husband clumsily tries to do something rarely depicted, and the wife hardly appears either subservient or the Angel in the House.

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