The Carrier's Cart

Clarkson Stanfield and T. Williams (engraver)


Wood engraving

11.3 cm high x 7 cm wide (4 ¼ by 2 ¾ inches), framed.

Fourth illustration for Dickens's The Cricket on the Hearth: "Chirp the First," page 11.

Text enclosed: . . .voice of a man, the tearing in and out of an excited dog, and the surprising and mysterious appearance of a baby, there was soon the very What's-his-name to play.

Where the baby came from, or how Mrs. Peerybingle got hold of it in that flash of time, I don't know. But a live baby there was in Mrs. Peerybingle's arms. . . .

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