The Ant's Industry

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: The Ant's Industry

Description: A woman holds a spindle and points to a group of diligent insects beside a tree, under which a man sleeps. In the background, another man sleeps on a shovel, while a demon crawls on his back. Beside him a man skewers a heart on a sword, while in the background stands a gallows. The Latin superscription reads, "Go to the ant, O sluggard, and learn wisdom," and the text below, "By what art will the sluggard shake off torpid laziness? The little ants might by their example of great labor.".

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