Witnessing the Agreement
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. 
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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