IV. The Consequences of the Fall
Adam is digging in the ground, assisted by Death. In the distance Eve is suckling her first-born, and holding a distaff. Whence the proverb in many languages:

When Adam delved and Eve span,
Where was then the gentleman?

Text from the 1947 Sylvan Press edition


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