Old Curiosity Shop by Thomas Worth in the first Household Edition volume published by Harper & Bros., New York (1872), 124: 4 ⅛ x 5 3⁄16 inches (10.5 x 13.6 cm) framed. [Click on the image to enlarge it.], Chapter XXXIX of Dickens's
Context of the Illustration: The Garlands Pay Kit his Quarter-day Wages
Well, wasn’t Mr. Garland kind when he said "Christopher, here’s your money, and you have earned it well;" and wasn’t Mrs. Garland kind when she said "Barbara, here’s yours, and I’m much pleased with you;" and didn’t Kit sign his name bold to his receipt, and didn’t Barbara sign her name all a trembling to hers; and wasn’t it beautiful to see how Mrs. Garland poured out Barbara’s mother a glass of wine; and didn’t Barbara’s mother speak up when she said "Here’s blessing you, ma’am, as a good lady, and you, sir, as a good gentleman, and Barbara, my love to you, and here’s towards you, Mr. Christopher;" and wasn’t she as long drinking it as if it had been a tumblerful; and didn’t she look genteel, standing there with her gloves on; and wasn’t there plenty of laughing and talking among them as they reviewed all these things upon the top of the coach, and didn’t they pity the people who hadn’t got a holiday! [Chapter XXXIX, 133]
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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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