Mrs. Jarley's Waxworks

Mrs. Jarley sat down in an armchair, having formally invested Nell with a willow wand. "That," said Mrs. Jarley in her exhibition tone, as Nell touched a figure at the beginning of the platform, "is an unfortunate Maid of Honour in the Time of Queen Elizabeth, who died from pricking her finger in consequence of working upon a Sunday."

Harry Furniss


14.2 x 9.1 cm, vignetted

Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shop, The Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing V, facing 208.

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