Mr. Wemmick, Senior, Has Breakfast in Bed

Mr. Wemmick, Senior, Has Breakfast in Bed

Harry Furniss


7.3 x 4.9 inches

"Wemmick went into the Aged's room with a clean white cloth, and tied the same under the old gentleman's chin, and put his nightcap on one side, and gave him quite a rakish air. Then he placed his breakfast before him, and said, "All right, ain't you, Aged ?" To which the cheerful Aged replied, 'All right, John, my boy, all right!' [A form of the text in Chapter 56, Furniss's caption missing the opening sentence of the paragraph beginning "He took the toasting fork . . . "]

Dickens's Great Expectations, Library Edition, 350.

Caption by Philip V. Allingham

This image is reproduced courtesy of The Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LF