The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club, Chapter III, "A New Acquaintance — 'The Stroller's Tale' — A Disagreeable Interruption, and an Unpleasant Encounter," page 27. Wood-engraving, 3 &frac516; inches high by 5 ¼ inches wide (9.1 cm high by 13.4 cm wide), framed, half-page; referencing text on the previous and present page; descriptive headline: "The Affair of Honor Melts Away" (p. 27).by Thomas Nast, in Charles Dickens's
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Passage Illustrated: Pickwick Incensed
"And allow me to say, Sir," said the irascible Doctor Payne, "that if I had been Tappleton, or if I had been Slammer, I would have pulled your nose, Sir, and the nose of every man in this company. I would, sir — every man. Payne is my name, sir — Doctor Payne of the 43rd. Good-evening, Sir." Having concluded this speech, and uttered the last three words in a loud key, he stalked majestically after his friend, closely followed by Doctor Slammer, who said nothing, but contented himself by withering the company with a look.
Rising rage and extreme bewilderment had swelled the noble breast of Mr. Pickwick, almost to the bursting of his waistcoat, during the delivery of the above defiance. He stood transfixed to the spot, gazing on vacancy. The closing of the door recalled him to himself. He rushed forward with fury in his looks, and fire in his eye. His hand was upon the lock of the door; in another instant it would have been on the throat of Doctor Payne of the 43rd, had not Mr. Snodgrass seized his revered leader by the coat tail, and dragged him backwards.
"Restrain him," cried Mr. Snodgrass; "Winkle, Tupman — he must not peril his distinguished life in such a cause as this."
"Let me go," said Mr. Pickwick. [Chapter III, "A New Acquaintance — 'The Stroller's Tale' — A Disagreeable Interruption, and an Unpleasant Encounter," page 27]
- Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (homepage)
- Nast’s Pickwick illustrations
- The complete list of illustrations by Seymour and Phiz for the original edition
- The complete list of illustrations by Phiz for the Household Edition
- An introduction to the Household Edition (1871-79)
Cohen, Jane Rabb. Charles Dickens and His Original Illustrators. Columbus: Ohio State U. P., 1980.
Dickens, Charles. "Pickwick Papers. Illustrated by Robert Seymour and Hablot Knight Browne. London: Chapman & Hall, 1836-37.
Dickens, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Illustrated by Sol Eytinge, Jr. Engraved by A. V. S. Anthony. The Diamond Edition. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867.
Dickens, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. The Household Edition. Illustrated by Thomas Nast. New York: Harper and Brothers 1873.
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