The Dance of Death, by Hans Holbein

XX.

The Counsellor, or Senator

Der Rathsherr.

Qui obturat aurem suam ad clamorem pauperis, & ipse clamabit, & non exaudietur. — Prover. xxi.

THE COUNSELLOR.
The Counsellor, prompted by a devil, is absorbed by a nobleman, and turns unheeding from a poor suppliant. But Death, with glass and spade, is waiting at his feet.

Les riches conseillez tousiours,

Et aux pauures clouez l’oreille.

Vous crierez aux derniers iours,

Mais Dieu uous fera la pareille.

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