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Death “his court, and there the antic sits, etc.—Keeps,” RICHARD II., iii. 2. 162. “Some part of this fine description might have been suggested from the seventh print in the Imagines Mortis, a celebrated series of wooden cuts which have been improperly attributed to Holbein. It is probable that Shakespeare might have seen some spurious edition of this work; for the great scarcity of the original in this country in former times is apparent, when Hollar could not procure the use of it for his copy of the Dance of Death” (DOUCE) .

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