The Dance of Death, by Hans Holbein

VII.

The Emperor

Der Kaiser.

Dispone domui tuæ, morieris enim tu, & non viues. — Isaiæ xxxviii.

Ibi morieris, & ibi erit currus gloriæ tuæ. — Isaiæ xxii.

THE EMPEROR.
The Emperor (Maximilian I.) rates his minister for injustice to a suitor. But even in the act Death discrowns him.

De ta maison disposeras

Comme de ton bien transitoire,

Car là ou mort reposeras,

Seront les chariotz de ta gloire.

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