Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Slideshow: Mors Sceptra Ligonibus Aequat

Here is today's emblem and distich by Gabriel Rollenhagen, Book 1.48, with an English rendering by George Wither. In the emblem you can see the sceptre and the mattock presided over by the skull. In the background is the palace and the dead king lying in state, while there is a funeral procession bearing a man from the village into the cemetery. For vocabulary, see the original blog post: