Book Title:Des menschen begin, midden en einde : vertoonende het kinderlyk bedryf en aanwasch in eenenvyftig konstige figuuren, met goddelyke spreuken en stichtelyke verzen / door Joannes Luiken ; met het leven van den autheur
Author: Luiken, Jan, 1649-1712
Image Title: The Infant Carried
Scripture Reference: Isaiah 40
Description: The mother carries her infant on the stoop of the house, while an older child holds her by the arm and a second woman looks on. Their dog barks at a family with young children and a dog walking along the canal. The Dutch artist and poet, Jan Luiken (1649-1712), was responsible for drawing and etching this emblem and for the brief poem that accompanies it (below). The attendant Scripture texts are Isa 40:11 and Mark 10:13-16. With what is love rewarded, / Other than with love returned. / Love can, with pleasure, / Bear and carry the little child: / oh Love, thou art our Origin! / How your Fatherly compassion has / Taken us in your arms, / And carries us to Salvation / (Translation by Josephine V. Brown, with editorial assistance from William G. Stryker) .
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