XXXIV. The Countess
She receives from an attendant the splendid dress and ornaments with which she is about to equip herself. On a chest are seen a mirror, a brush, and the hour-glass of Death, who, standing behind her, placeson her neck a collar of bones.

Text from the 1947 Sylvan Press edition


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