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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: Nothing

Description: A man with each hand in an orb stands between two older men, who teach a pair of boys sitting at his feet; a banner beside each of them bears the world, "Nothing" [in Latin]. Behind them, there is a coat of arms, at the top of which is an orb and in the background, a group of men play with a ball and two men look at a small hill, from which a rodent emerges; a banner over the hill reads "they make mountains;" at the bottom center, the coat of arms is repeated, positioned between the word "Nothing" [in Dutch] on either side. The Latin superscription reads, "The flattery of the world is less than noting," and the text below, "Therefore, what is the World, that has the power to entangle the whole universe? This vanity is nothing: truly nothing is itself more vain.".

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