Indulgent Mother

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: Indulgent Mother

Description: A woman spins while her child plays recklessly with an array of toys. In the background, a mother kisses her son as he goes to the gallows, another scolds a schoolmaster, and yet another restrains a man from physically punishing a child. The Latin superscription reads, "The indulgent mother produces a noose for her son," and the text below, "What good does the tender mother hold back from her child? These the noose leads to perishing by a pliant thread.".

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