Old Curiosity Shop by Thomas Worth in the first Household Edition volume published by Harper & Bros., New York (1872), 110: 4 ⅛ x 5 ⅜ inches (10.6 x 13.6 cm) framed. [Click on the image to enlarge it.], tailpiece for Chapter XXXIII of Dickens's
Context of the Illustration: The single gentleman retires for the night
Mr. Swiveller was so much confounded by the single gentleman riding roughshod over him at this rate, that he stood looking at him almost as hard as he had looked at Miss Sally. The single gentleman, however, was not in the slightest degree affected by this circumstance, but proceeded with perfect composure to unwind the shawl which was tied round his neck, and then to pull off his boots. Freed of these encumbrances, he went on to divest himself of his other clothing, which he folded up, piece by piece, and ranged in order on the trunk. Then, he pulled down the window-blinds, drew the curtains, wound up his watch, and, quite leisurely and methodically, got into bed.
"Take down the bill," were his parting words, as he looked out from between the curtains; "and let nobody call me till I ring the bell."
With that the curtains closed, and he seemed to snore immediately. [Chapter XXXIV, 110]
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- Illustrated Editions of The Old Curiosity Shop
- Kyd's Characters from Dickens (1889)
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Dickens, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop. Illustrated by Thomas Worth. The Household Edition. 16 vols. New York: Harper & Bros., 1872. I.
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