St. John, 8: 3.--And then the Scribes and Pharisees bring to him a woman taken in adultery; and they left her in the midst. 4.--And said to him; Master this woman was even now taken in adultery. 5.--Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such a one, but what sayest thou. 6.--And this they said tempting him; that they might accuse him. But Jesus, stooping down wrote with his finger on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7.--And when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself and said to them; He that is without Sin among you, let him cast a stone at her. 8.--And again he stooped down and wrote upon the ground. 9.--But they, hearing this, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the eldest, even unto the last, and Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the midst. 10.--Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her. Woman where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee? 11.--And she said; No man, Lord, and Jesus said; Neither will I condemn thee, go and sin no more. . . . The artist seeks to draw the mind of the visitor to the contemplation of the lesson which Christ evidently intended to convey, in his rebuke of those who wished to stone the woman; which is, in all humbleness to look into our own hearts and eradicate the faults we find there; . . . [Pp. 14-15.]
Grand Exhibition of Statuary; executed by Mrs. W. Pelby, consisting of Groups, representing the following important and interesting subjects, the size of life. The Trial of Christ, Abraham Offering His Son Isaac as a Sacrifice, Christ Forgiving the Woman Taken in Sin, Picture of Selfishness in contrast with Benevolence, The Intemperate Family, The Birth of Christ, and in Miniature or Cabinet Size, The Last Supper, The Trial of Christ, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, The Saviour on the Cross, Scene on the Mohawk. Boston. Hooton's Press, Haskin's Building. 1846.