Category Archives: Fictional Characters

Avaunt!

DescriptionEnglish: “Avaunt! Approach not the Victim of thy Treachery, nor contaminate by thy unhallowed presence, the Sanctitude of this Assylum”: Frontispiece to a novel published in Pittsburgh in 1808
Date1808
SourceThe Lawyer, or, Man as he ought not to be (https://archive.org/details/lawyerormanasheo00watt/page/n5/mode/2up)
AuthorIllustration credited to “Baralett”; engraver illegible

The Wife of Bath

DescriptionEnglish: “Ye sovereign Wives! give ear and understand,
Thus shall ye speed and exercise Command.”

Illustrating Alexander Pope’s rendition of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Prologue.
Date1751
SourceThe Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. (https://archive.org/details/worksofalexander02popeiala/page/n119/mode/2up)
AuthorJ. Wale, artist; C. Mosley, engraver