The Dance of Death

IV. - The Consequences of the Fall

THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE FALL.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE FALL.

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Maledicta terra in opere tuo, in laboribus comedes cunctis diebus vitŠ tuŠ, donec reuertaris, &c.

Genesis iii.

Mauldicte en ton labeur la terre.

En labeur ta uie useras,

Iusques que la Mort te soubterre.

Toy pouldre en pouldre tourneras.

Adam, aided by Death, tills the earth. Eve, with a distaff, suckles Cain in the background.

For the unhappy man death is the commutation of a sentence of life imprisonment. -- Alexander Chase

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