First line: Fair lady, lay your costly robes aside …
Woodcut image: a scene in a room with two windows and a table with a lighted candle. On the right Death wearing a crown and holding an arrow and hourglass stands next to a lady who is holding her child’s hand. Beside the child stands a gentleman (doctor). On the ground at Death’s feet are a shovel and emblems of power(?).
- Title: The messenger of mortality, or, A dialogue between Death and the lady.
- Publication: [York, England] : Carrall, printer, Walmgate, York, [between 1822 and 1834]
Acquired June 2019