Power of Speech

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: Power of Speech

Description: A man and a woman use their breath to keep a fiery wheel in motion, while two demons spur them on with billows. A city burns in the background. The Latin superscription reads, "The stench of a slanderous tongue," and the text below, "Whenever a slanderous and bitter tongue offers a sacrifice of gall, it makes go round the wheel of Acherontas (death), Mars (war) and Enyo (urban destruction).".

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