Calling the Kettle Black

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: Calling the Kettle Black

Description: Two men gossip about a third man, whose back is turned, while nearby a man steals a coat from another and in the background, a crippled beggar points to another in scorn. In the foreground, there is a pot, a mirror, and a kettle, with a banner that reads, "Woe to you: you say "black" but you are as dark as the pot." The Latin superscription reads "The power to ward off slander: pay attention to yourself," and the text below, "By what wedge might I separate (myself) from the empty who peck away at joy? First, say, I might agitate we ourselves to a finger nail (exact measure).".

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