The Dance of Death, by Hans Holbein

VIII.

The King

Der König.

Sicut & rex hodie est, & cras morietur, nemo enim ex regibus aliud habuit. — Ecclesiastici x.

THE KING.
The King (Francis I.) sits at feast under a baldachin sprinkled with fleurs-de-lis. Death, as a cup-bearer, pours his last draught.

Ainsi qu’auiourdhuy il est Roy,

Demain sera en tombe close.

Car Roy aulcun de son arroy

N’a sceu emporter aultre chose.

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