Monday, March 12, 2012

Dickens' Marian vision

"It wore a blue drapery, as the Madonna might in a picture by Raphael"

Or dream, or was it rather a dream of his recently deceased sister in law?  It happened in Venice, where Dickens was staying near a convent, the bells of which tolled throughout the night.  I'd never heard of this incident; the estimable Dr. Oddie has more here.

No comments:

Post a Comment