Witnessing the Agreement

Witnessing the Agreement

Marcus Stone

Wood engraving by Dalziel

14.2 cm high x 9.5 cm wide

'When the agreement was ready in duplicate (the landlord having worked at it like some cherubic scribe, in what is conventionally called a doubtful, which means a not at all doubtful, Old Master), it was signed by the contracting parties, Bella looking on as scornful witness. The contracting parties were R. Wilfer, and John Rokesmith, Esquire. [34]

Dickens's Our Mutual Friend, May 1864, Chapter Four, "The R. Wilfer Family," Authentic edition, facing p. 34.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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