New Year’s Eve

We close the year with a final flourish from the Twigs, with this delightful illustration by Robert Dudley of their New Year’s Eve dance at Ruddock Hall.

Ruddock Manor is fuller than ever, I think,
There is Goldfinch the banker and little Lord Spink,
Tom Titter is here, and Sir Twitterty Tweet
And that gay Captain Lark (oh, isn’t he sweet?)

From The Twigs, or, Christmas at Ruddock Hall, published in 1890.

Happy New Year to one and all. Thank you for showing an interest in our Victorian children’s book illustrations.




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