One by one the villagers came out of their cottages and gathered around them to listen.
Walter Crane, from The necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and other stories , by Mary De Morgan, London, 1886.
A voice he didn’t understand.
From Trilby, a novel, written and illustrated by George Du Maurier, New York, 1894.
The order of the samurai.
Edmund Joseph Sullivan, frontispiece from A modern Utopia, by Herbert George Wells, London, 1905.
Le Ménétrier de Meudon (The Meudon Fiddler).
Charles Jacques, from Œuvres complètes de P. J. de Béranger (The complete works of Béranger) vol. 2, Paris, 1847.
Concert of cats.
(Here attributed to Pieter Brueghel, but in fact from a painting usually attributed to) Jan Brueghel, from The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics, London, 1817.
And quaint old songs their fathers sung.
Mary A. Hallock Foote, from Mabel Martin: a harvest idyl, by John Greenleaf Whittier, Boston, 1876.
They’re not treated as badly as you would think, but their condition is changed in a strange way.
Gustave Doré, from Œuvres de François Rabelais (Works of François Rabelais), Paris, 1854.