[All Ages have had their particular Vices.]
[London: E. Bell et al, 1721.]
Engraving. 180 x 150mm (7 x 6"), set in text. Sheet slightly trimmed at top.
An allegorical scene, with four men of different ages representing both the seasons of the year and the different ages of a lifetime, with a flying putto with a sundial representing time. Bottom left is Ouroboros, the snake devouring its own tail, representing the cyclicality of life, an Alchemic symbol. A plate from Marin Le Roy Gomberville's 'The Doctrine of Morality; or, A View of Human Life, According to the Stoick Philosophy', as translated into English by T.M. Gibbs.
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