Mr. Mantalini plays at "Tom Tiddler's Ground"

Harry Furniss


5 ¾ by 3 ¾ inches (14.5 cm high x 9.6 cm wide), vignetted

Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby, The Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing IV, 432.

Newman Noggs ushered into Ralph Nickleby's office no less a person than Madame Mantalini, at the sight of whom Mr. Mantalini evinced considerable discomposure. "Oh, you are here," said Madame Mantalini. "Yes, my life and soul, I am," replied her husband, dropping on his knees, and pouncing with kitten-like playfulness upon a stray sovereign. (435)

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