Thomas Bewick, Engraver

Thomas Bewick, Engraver

Thomas Bewick, Engraver

Thomas Bewick, Engraver

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The first time that I heard the name Bewick was in the wood-engraving department of a large engraving house in Chicago where I was apprenticed, unindentured and unpaid, for one year. There the name was pronounced "Bee-wick" and that is the way I pronounced it until quite lately, when I learned, to my secret regret, that it should sound something like the name of a motor car. But that was back in the middle nineties of the last century and then to my simple mind Bewick was hardly more than a kind of primitive ancestor of Timothy Cole. My earliest occu . . .

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