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Isabel Vere, engraved by James Thomson after E.T. Parris (1833)

From: Portraits of the Principal Female Characters in the Waverley Novels. London: Charles Tilt, 1834.

The portrait shows Isabel Vere knocking at the door of the Black Dwarf's hut, as she waits to appeal for his assistance in resisting forced marriage to Sir Frederick Langley (The Black Dwarf, ch. 16). It illustrates the following line:

'She twice extended her hand to the door, and twice she withdrew it; and when she did at length make the effort, the knock did not equal in violence the throb of her own bosom.'