Preparing for Death

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: Preparing for Death

Description: A man approaches a house, carrying a shovel, while a skeleton wearing a cloak threatens him from behind with a spear and others look on; a group of men have a meal at the top of a butte, while one of them falls off; a man shoots an arrow into the air and another man walks with a walking stick in the background. The Latin superscription reads, "Do this, that you might wish to have been driven into death," and the text below, "What better things, while I live, to you urge [me] to grasp? Reject those things death will extract in your final hour.".

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