The Dance of Death, by Hans Holbein

III.

The Expulsion

Vsstribung Ade Eue.

Emisit eum Dominvs Devs de Paradiso voluptatis, vt operaretur terram de qua sumptus est. — Genesis iii.

THE EXPULSION.
Adam and Eve, preceded by Death, playing on a beggar’s lyre or hurdy-gurdy, are driven by the angel from Eden.

DIEV chassa l’homme de plaisir

Pour uiure au labeur de ses mains:

Alors la Mort le uint saisir,

Et consequemment tous humains.

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