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The life & age of man : shewing the different stages of man's life, from the cradle to the grave; wherein all Christians may behold their frail nature, and the miseries that attend a sinful life, set forth in a poem.

John F. Nugent and Co.
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[between 1860 and 1865?]
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Dublin : John F. Nugent, and Co., [between 1860 and 1865?]

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1 sheet : 1 black and white illustration ; 57 x 45 cm

Notes

Printed area measures 53.6 x 38.8 cm.
Printed by John F. Nugent, and Co., steam-machine printers and publishers, 35 New Row, West, Dublin.
Woodcut showing 11 stages of life, each compared to an aminal. The stages are arranged on a pyramid, with the respective animal beneath the man. The bottom of the pyramid contains a vignette of the devil tempting a couple with drink but they walk away "resist the devil and he shall fly far from you." There appear to have been numerous versions of this published around the world in the mid nineteenth century.

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