XIII. The Duke
Attended by his courtiers, he is accosted in the street for charity by a poor beggar woman with her child. He disdainfully turns aside from her supplication, whilst Death, fantastically crowned with her leaves, unexpectedly lays violent hands upon him.

Text from the 1947 Sylvan Press edition


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