Category Archives: Allegory

The Worm of Conscience

Description
English:?Vermis Conscientiae: damned souls in hell tormented by the Worm of Conscience, from?Infernus, damnatorum carcer et rogus?(Hell, Prison and Grave of the Damned) by Jeremias Drexel
Date
Source Infernus, damnatorum carcer et rogus?(https://archive.org/details/infernusdamnator00drex/page/108/mode/2up)
Author Anonymous

A Snake with Its Tail in its Mouth, Symbolizing Eternity

Description
English:?A snake with its tail in its mouth, symbolizing eternity
Date
Source Symbola et Emblemata?(https://archive.org/details/symbolaetemblema00lafe/page/n5/mode/2up?q=slang)
Author Daniel de La Feuille

The moral: Finisque ab origine pendet. The end dependeth from the beginning.

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Some Allegorical Ornaments from 1830

Description
English: Allegorical printer’s ornaments from 1830
Date
Source Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments from the Letter-Foundry of J. Howe, & Co., Philadelphia, 1830 (https://archive.org/details/specimenofprinti00jhow/page/n5)
Author Anonymous

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