The Dance of Death, by Hans Holbein

XXV.

The Old Woman

Das Altweib.

Melior est mors quàm vita. — Eccle. xxx.

THE OLD WOMAN.
“Melior est mors quam vita” to the aged woman who crawls gravewards with her bone rosary while Death makes music in the van.

En peine ay uescu longuement

Tant que nay plus de uiure enuie,

Mais bien ie croy certainement,

Meilleure la Mort que la uie.

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