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Record Number: EHM0003

Related Work: Heart of Mid-Lothian, The

Illustration Title/Caption: Madge Wildfire before Bailie Middleburgh

Keyword(s): Law & Lawyers - Middleburgh, Mr - Murdockson, Meg - Wildfire, Madge (Madge Murdockson)

Artist: William Ewart Lockhart

Engraver: John Le Conte

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 16 x 27.5

Date: 1873

Source Text: Six Engravings in Illustration of The Heart of Midlothian for the Members of the Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland ([Edinburgh: the Association], 1873)

Position in Source Text: [Plate 3]

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson H.RAPFAS.19

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts Madge Wildfire bowing before the magistrate Mr Middleburgh, who is seated at a table with colleagues, and has a guard behind him, as her mother Meg Murdockson stands in the half-open doorway. Accompanying quoted text: ‘Mr Middleburgh had just taken his seat . . . at length approached the place . . . that’s Satan, ye ken, sirs’ [Ch. 18; EEWN 6, 165-70].

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