The Dance of Death, by Hans Holbein


The Abbess

Die Abtissin.

Laudaui magis mortuos quàm viuentes. — Eccle. iiii.

Death, in a wreath of flags, pulls away the Abbess by her scapulary in sight of a shrieking nun.

I’ay tousiours les mortz plus loué

Que les uisz, esquelz mal abonde,

Toucesfoys la Mort ma noué

Au ranc de ceulx qui sont au monde.

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