Impenitence, Persist deliberately in the. These sins are not, or hardly forgiven in this and that world. Wrapped into blankets the dying rejects the sacraments the priest standing on the left, accompanied by the archangel, wants to administer. Meanwhile the winged Satan grasps for him. A second one veiling the cross of the Saviour. On the right a filled treasure chest, the death’s arrow hitting the dove of the Holy Ghost. Engraving. (1679.) Inscribed as above. 3⅜ × 2¼ in (8.6 × 5.8 cm).
Verso: Have a Hardened Heart. The king on the throne still in age inclined to the temptation of the snake. Through the window view at the damnation of the Last Judgement his councilors demonstrate to him. Once again the arrow of death pointed against the Holy Ghost. Engraving as before. – Works by an anonymous engraver – elsewhere inscribed as “Stich fecit”, but such one not provable – of a catechism of Petrus Canisius SJ, Cologne 1679. – Two tears reaching into the caption lower right backed acid-freely.
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„ Ihre Schriften der (ridinger handlung niemeyer) Nr. 25 ist ein wundervolles Kompendium. Ich danke Ihnen diesmal besonders für die Sendung und bin sehr froh, die Zusammenstellung zu haben … “
(Herr G. K., 25. Dezember 2011)