The Dance of Death

VI. - The Pope



Moriatur sacerdos magnus.

Iosve xx.

Et episcopatum eius accipiat alter.

Psalmista cviii.

Qui te cuydes immortel estre

Par Mort seras tost depesché,

Et combien que tu soys grand prebstre,

Vng aultre aura ton Euesché.

The Pope (Leo X.) with Death at his side, crowns an Emperor, who kisses his foot. Another Death, in a cardinal's hat, is among the assistants.

There was a time when we were not. This gives us no concern - why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be? -- William Hazlitt