In the grey light of the new morning . . .

Sydney P. Hall



Illustration for Wilkie Collins’s The Law and the Lady: A Novel

The Graphic 10 (5 December 1874): 541

Signed “Sydney Hall” lower left

The complete text beneath the image: “In the grey light of the new morning I closed the Report of my husband’s Trial for the Murder of his first Wife. No sense of fatigue overpowered me. I had no wish after my long hours of reading and thinking, to lie down and sleep. It was strange, but it was so. I felt as if I had slept, and now just awakened — a new woman with a new mind.”

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