Category Archives: Fictional Characters


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
SourceThe Lawyer, or, Man as he ought not to be (
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.
SourceThe Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. (
AuthorJ. Wale, artist; C. Mosley, engraver