Miss Meggot

W.M. Thackeray

1847

Hand coloured wood engraving, probably by William Linton

5¾ x 4½ inches

Illustration for Thackeray’s Mrs Perkins’s Ball, facing p.21.

Another satirical comment on womanhood – this time in the form of mockery of an unwanted middle-aged spinster, who would ‘marry if anybody asked her’ (p.21).

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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