The Merry Soap-Boiler

Charles Bennett


Wood engraving by ‘Morgan’

3¼ x 3 inches at widest point

Illustration for W. H. Wills,Poet’s Wit and Humour, p.106.

Bennett’s talent for characterising animals is portrayed in the droll and menacing snake, coiling around his mesmerised victim.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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