The Great Winglebury Duel
13.5 cm high x 9.5 cm wide, vignetted
Dickens's Sketches by Boz, Vol. 1 of the Charles Dickens Library Edition, "Tales," Chapter 10, "A Passage in the Life of Mr. Watkins Tottle," facing p. 400.
Extended caption adapted from the text: "If you keep quiet and don't stir, I won’t damage you; but, if you move hand or foot till half-past twelve o'clock, I shall alter the expression of your countenance so completely, that the next time you look in the glass you'll ask vether you’re gone out of town, and ven you're likely to come back again. So sit down." — Sketches by Boz, p. 404.
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