Sea-side Literature for young ladies; or, delights of crochet by John Leech. This wood engraving originally appeared in Punch.

First Young Lady (reads). “10th row — 3 long with three chain after each into third small place, 1 long into same space, 5 long with three chain after each into middle space, 1 long into same space, a long with a chain after each into next space, 1 long in same space. 5 chain, ditto in middle of large space, 5 chain; .”

Second and Third Young Ladies (in ectasies). “Oh, how sweetly pretty!!!”

Image from Internet Archive. Text and formatting by George P. Landow [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose without prior permission as long as you credit this site, the Internet Archive, and the University of Toronto library.]


John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character from the Collecton of Mr. Punch. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1886.

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