The Boffin Progress
Wood engraving by Dalziel
15.1 cm high x 11.5 cm wide
Dickens's Our Mutual Friend, Chapter Nine, "Mr. and Mrs. Boffin in Consultation"[This part of the novel originally appeared in periodical form in July 1864.]
Dickens commended Stone for the realisation of the Boffins, enjoying immensely Boffin's oddity as "an oddity of a very honest kind, that people would like" (quoted in Kitton, 198). The object of the Boffins' coach ride is the residence of the Reverend Frank Milvey, whom they wish to consult about their project of adopting an orphan.
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