Father Paul disturbed, or the Lay Brother reprov'd.The Door resounds, the toping Fathers Fly,/ Behind the Curtain, to Elude the Eye./ The Lay Brother, who Acts as Clark, comes in,/ His Visage Pale, his Figure, lank and Thin./ How now, says Paul, what mean you by these Airs,/ Why knock so loud, while we are all at Prayers;/ For shame_You eat, you drink_we fast we Pray;/ Hence Glutton, hence;_We must to prayers, away.
Mezzotint with thick original colour. 355 x 255mm. Tears left and right; laid on card.
A novice is scolded by Father Paul for disturbing the monks at their drinking which is taking place behind a curtain in the church.
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