The Dance of Death, by Hans Holbein

XXIV.

The Nun

Die Nonne.

Est via quæ videtur homini iusta: nouissima autem eius deducunt hominem ad mortem. — Prover. iiii.

THE NUN.
The young Nun kneels at the altar, but turns to her lover who plays upon a lute. Death meantime, as a hideous old hag, extinguishes the altar candles.

Telle uoye aux humains est bonne,

Et a l’homme tresiuste semble.

Mais la fin d’elle a l’homme donne,

La Mort, qui tous pecheurs assemble.

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