[William Prynne.] All flesh is Grass, the best men vanity; This, but a Shadow, here before thine eye, Of him, whose wondrous changes clearly show, That God, not men, Swayes all things here below.
Engraving, large margins. Plate 114 x 76mm. 4½ x 3". Some creasing.
William Prynne (1600-1669) was an English lawyer, author, polemicist, and political figure. He was a prominent Puritan opponent to the church policy of the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud. Although his views were presbyterian, he became known as an Erastian, arguing for overall state control of religious matters. He published over 200 books and pamphlets.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. NPG: D26979.
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