The Dance of Death

X. - The Empress



Gradientes in superbia potest Deus humiliare.

Danie iiii.

Qui marchez en pompe superbe

La Mort vng iour uous pliera.

Cme soubz uoz piedz ployez l'herbe

Ainsi uous humiliera.

The Empress, walking with her women, is intercepted by a female Death, who conducts her to an open grave.

In an attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obligated to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other. -- Henry Miller