XII. The Bishop
Quietly resigned to his fate he is lead away by Death, whilst the loss of the worthy Pastor is symbolically deplored by the flight and terror of several shepherds in the distance amidst their flock. The setting sun is very judiciously introduced.

Text from the 1947 Sylvan Press edition


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