'Sarah Jane' lugger,

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Historical | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Have a Change

"a small vessel with..four-cornered cut sails, set fore and aft, and [sic] may have two or three masts" (OED). The single quotation marks and the addition of the wooden stern to the canvas suggest that the Sarah Jane is a specific ship meaningful to Daniel. 

David is charmed by the combination of canvas and carpentry that is part of the picture. It is a pictorial representation but it extends beyond the two dimensions into the reality of canvas and wood. 

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