Devil Turned Hermit

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The Devil in the guise of an old man with horns is immersed in prayer
When the Devil grows old, he becomes a hermit.

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University of Ottawa Library, the Internet Archive

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The Devil, in the guise of an old man with horns, has a female visitor shown to the door and his worldly paraphernalia swept away while he immerses himself in prayer among symbols of asceticism.
The caption reads in the original French: Quand le Diable devient vieux, il se fait ermite. This proverb has a loose English equivalent in The Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would be.

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