These Two came before Me Hand in Hand

Maurice Greiffenhagen

1898

Lithograph

12.3 by 8.1 cm, page 389, framed

Dickens's George Silverman's Explanation in the The Fireside Edition

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Passage realised: "So passed more than another year; every day a year in its number of my mixed impressions of grave pleasure and acute pain; and then these two, being of age and free to act legally for themselves, came before me hand in hand (my hair being now quite white), and entreated me that I would unite them together. "And indeed, dear tutor," said Adelina, "it is but consistent in you that you should do this thing for us, seeing that we should never have spoken together that first time but for you, and that but for you we could never have met so often afterwards." [continued below]

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