VI. The Pope
He is crowning an Emperor, who kneels before him, two Cardinals attending, one of whom is ludicrously personated by Death. In the background are bishops, &c. Death embraces the Pope with one hand, and with the other leans on a crutch. Two grotesque Devils are introduced into the cut, one of whom hovers over the Pope; the other, in the air, holds a diploma, to which several seals are appended.

Text from the 1947 Sylvan Press edition


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