Metempsychosis

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A dying man is lying in bed, seen slightly from behind, as an otherworldly creature sits with him
Metempsychosis.

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fl. mid-nineteenth century
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St. Michael's College Library, the Internet Archive

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Illustration for a song, showing a dying man lying in bed and seen slightly from behind as an otherworldly creature, suffused with light, sits with him. Additional motifs related to verses of the song and depicting Edenic and hellish landscapes can be seen above and below the main illustration.
The original title of the song reads: La métempsycose.

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