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John McLenan


Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, Book II, Chapter 6, "Hundreds of People"

Harper's Weekly (25 June 1859): 405; this text previously appeared in the UK in All the Year Round on 18 June 1859.

Passage illustrated:

"The great bell of Saint Paul's was striking one in the cleared air, when Mr. Lorry, escorted by Jerry, high-booted and bearing a lantern, set forth on his return-passage to Clerkenwell. There were solitary patches of road on the way between Soho and Clerkenwell, and Mr. Lorry, mindful of foot-pads, always retained Jerry for this service: though it was usually performed a good two hours earlier."

Scanned image by Philip V. Allingham; text by PVA and George P. Landow.

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