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Old Mortality, engraved by William Home Lizars after William Allan (1820)

Title page of: Illustrations of the Novels and Tales of the Author of Waverley from Designs by William Allan. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co., 1820.

The vignette depicts Old Mortality being greeted by Peter Pattieson as he repairs inscriptions on the the tombs of Convenanters (Old Mortality, ch. 1). It illustrates the text: 'He considered himself as fulfilling a sacred duty, while renewing to the eyes of posterity the decaying emblems of the zeal and sufferings of their forefathers.'