The New Year's Dance

John Leech


Wood-block engraving by W. J. Linton

Full-page illustration for Dickens's The Chimes: Fourth Quarter, p. 174.

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‘O!’ said Trotty. "Please to play up there. Will you have the goodness!"

To the music of the band, and, the bells, the marrow-bones and cleavers, all at once; and while the Chimes were yet in lusty operation out of doors; Trotty, making Meg and Richard, second couple, led off Mrs. Chickenstalker down the dance, and danced it in a step unknown before or since; founded on his own peculiar trot.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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