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“Character Heads” (1839) is a lithograph by Matthias Rudolph Toma (1792-1869) of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's busts
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Character Heads” (1839) is a lithograph by Matthias Rudolph Toma (1792-1869) of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's busts

"The Shameless man is one who, in the first place, will and borrow from the creditor whose money he is withholding."--The Characters by Theophrastus


"Among the better known of the writers of Characters are numbered Bishop Hall, the ill-fated Sir Thomas Overbury, John Cleveland, and Samuel Butler, the satirist. Nor was public interest limited to these characters of types, drawn for the most part satirically ; biography and autobiography also flourished, and men regaled the world with the account of a life that, but for that account, the world would never have heard of. Not only did Lord Herbert of Cherbury, William Lilly the astrologer, and Margaret Duchess of Newcastle write their own lives, but highwaymen and keepers of ale-houses followed in their train."--The English Novel (1894) by Walter Raleigh

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Etymology

From Middle English caracter, from Old French caractere, from Latin character, from Ancient Greek χαρακτήρ (kharaktēr, “type, nature, character”) from χαράσσω (kharassō, “I engrave”).

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