A pedlar of jewelry reads from a sheet, ladies inspect his wares, and a shepherd looks delighted. Engraving by S. Davenport after J. Holmes after C.R. Leslie.
- Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859.
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No such episode occurs in Mary Shelley's story of Count Egmont's jewels. In that story, the captor of Count Egmont "was struck by seeing a gold chain and some jewels in the hands of a family of peasants, evidently unacquainted with their value. The peasants were gathered in front of one of their cottages, and were playing with them as toys." The publisher has used Leslie's depiction of Autolycus