The Leisure Hour (page 3/3)

[picture: Charles Dickens in 1868]

Charles Dickens in 1868

From a photograph by Mason. Reproduced in “The Dickens Country” by kind permission of Messrs. Chapman and Hall [more...]

[picture: Gad's Hill Place, near Rochester (Kent, UK)]

Gad’s Hill Place, near Rochester (Kent, UK)

Gad’s Hill Place, Near Rochester [Kent]; The home of Charles Dickens from 1857 to 1870. [more...]

[picture: The Deceiver: Grania and Verney in the Garden]

The Deceiver: Grania and Verney in the Garden

Grania’s face was full of tenderness, and her eyes seemed to plead for pardon. The hands she held out to Verney trembled. [more...]

[picture: Who ploughs with pain his native lea / And reaps the labour of his hands]

Who ploughs with pain his native lea / And reaps the labour of his hands

The farmer stands in a muddy field with one hand on his hip, behind a pair of horses hitched to a single-furrow plough [US: plow]. He wears a hat, a tied neckerchief and tall boots. [more...]

[picture: A Vision of the Future]

A Vision of the Future

A vision of a car of the future from May 1905. Amusingly, the two ladies in the passenger compartment are dressed in costume of the period, and appear to be paying no attention [...] [more...]

[picture: A Calculating Machine]

A Calculating Machine

“Showing the numbers (in black marks) struck on the register, and the keys struck to multiply 2253 by 84. The answer is shown on the register.” (p. 775) [more...]


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