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- Object: A Series of Illustrations of the Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.
A book of engravings illustrative of Scott's poems after Smirke, each with a short quotation from the relevant poem below (London, 1823). The plates as follows:
1. A minstrel playing his harp to a small company of women with the walls of a rich hall beyond, from 'Lay of the Last Minstrel'
2. A youth in chains gesturing to a bishop, two nuns and a monk with a woman on her knees to the right, in a dungeon, from 'Marmion'
3. A wounded knight lifting his broken sword and lying in the arms of a monk, a woman looking on with a crucifix and a battle beyond
4. A man lying on the rocks at the edge of a waterfall, another looking on from the other side of the torrent, from 'Lady of the Lake'
5. A young woman standing by the window of a chamber, from 'Lady of the Lake'
6. A young man clinging to the skirts of a young woman, a halberdier threatening him with his weapon, a castle in flames and a battle beyond, from 'Rokeby'
7. A young woman seated on an ornate throne with a young man kneeling at her side and holding her hand, a storm beyond, from 'Bridal of Thermain'
8. A young woman seated by a pond and looking up at a full-armoured knight holding a mace, from 'Harold the Dauntless'
9. A mother lecturing her oblivious young daughter on the battlements of a castle, the sea beyond, from 'Lord of the Isles'
10. A warrior kneeling before a young man with others about them, from 'Lord of the Isles'
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Height: 197 millimetres (each plate)
Width: 121 millimetres
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Associated Title: A Series of Illustrations of the Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.
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Miscellaneous number: 1865,0520.808-816