Mr. Guppy Proposes

Harry Furniss


13.4 cm x 8.9 cm, vignetted

Mr. Guppy went down on his knees. I was well behind my table, and not much frightened. I said, "Get up from that ridiculous position immediately, Sir, or you will oblige me to break my implied promise and ring the bell!"

Dickens's Bleak House, The Charles Dickens Library Edition, Chapter 9, "A Morning Adventure," facing XI, 128.

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