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
Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co., 1820.
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.'