“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens' Doctor Marigold.
Having a weekend afternoon snooze or out exploring? We could hazard a guess which #CharlesDickens
was comtemplating when posing for this photograph. #PortraitoftheDay.
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Image credit: Charles Dickens by John & Charles Watkins 1863 © National Portrait Gallery, London