The Happy Pair

The Happy Pair by Marcus Stone. Wood engraving by W. T. Green. 9.5 cm high x 15.7 cm wide. Illustration for Our Mutual Friend, Chapter Ten, "A Marriage Contract," Authentic edition, facing p. 106. [This part of the novel originally appeared in periodical form in July 1864.] 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 photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]

Stone illustrates the following passage:

. . . it comes to Mr. and Mrs. Lammle on the sands at Shanklin, in the Isle of Wight.

Mr. and Mrs. Lammle have walked for some time on the Shanklin sands, and one may see by their footprints that they have not walked arm in arm, and that they have not walked in a straight track, and that they have walked in a moody humour; for, the lady has prodded little spirting holes in the damp sand before her with her parasol, and the gentleman has trailed his stick after him. [105-106]


Dickens, Charles. Our Mutual Friend. Illustrated by Marcus Stone. Volume 14 of the Authentic Edition. London: Chapman and Hall; New York: Charles Scribners' Sons, 1901.

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