The numerous sketches he executed were largely used in illustrating Childe Harold.
Beard, Ku Klux Sketches (Philadelphia, 1876); J.
Are sketches of "The United Presbyterians," by J.
Noldeke's Sketches from Eastern History (1892), p. 210, and the Dictionary of Christian Biography.
The pioneer of this kind of literature is considered to have been Saikaku (1641I693), who wrote sketches of every-day life as he saw it, short tales of some merit and novels which deal with the most disreputable phases of human existence.