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The unframed hand-coloured illustration occupies 2/3 of the page and is centered above the Barbauld excerpt it illustrates. The image depicts a seated woman in ¾ profile, with black ringlets and a white mob cap with a green ribbon, wearing a white dress covered in pink flowers and green leaves. She holds an open box on her lap, which she shows to a young, black-haired boy in white. He stands tiptoe on a stool in pink shoes, in profile, facing the woman, partially hidden behind her voluminous skirts. The artist’s monogram is in the bottom right of the image, just below the woman’s skirt.

Charles, do not you remember the caterpillar we put in a paper box, with
some mulberry leaves for it to eat ? It is gone—here is no caterpillar—
there is something in the box; what is it? I do not know. It is a
little ball of yellow stuff. Let us cut it open, perhaps we may find the
caterpillar. No, here is nothing but a strange little grub, and it is dead,
I believe, for it does not move. Pinch it gently by the tail.

                                                                        Mrs. Barbauld.

MLA citation:

Barbauld, Mrs. [Anna]. “Untitled. [‘Charles, do not you remember the caterpillar’],” The Green Sheaf vol. 4, 1903, p. 2. Green Sheaf Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2021. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2021.