"'Oh Chiv, Chiv,' murmured Mr. Tigg, 'You have a nobly independent nature, Chiv.'" (1872). Ninth wood-engraving by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter VI), page 49. [Recalling Iago's blostering the sagging spirits of Roderigo in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice, Montague Tigg attempts to rally the despondent Chevy Slyme, who has lost his hopes amidst so numerous a contingent of possible Chuzzlewit heirs.] 10.7 cm x 13.8 cm, framed. Engraving by the Dalziels for The Household Edition. Click on image to enlarge it.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on image to enlarge it.]


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