Bye and bye I came upon a polenta-shop in the clouds
Woodblock Engraving by the Dalziels
14 x 10.9 cm
Full caption: "Bye and bye I came upon a polenta-shop in the clouds, where an old Frenchman with an umbrella like a faded tropical leaf (it had not rained in Naples for six weeks) was staring at nothing at all, with a snuff-box in his hand."
Book 7, chap. iii. Forster's Life of Charles Dickens in the Household Edition.
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham
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