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Toil and Labour | by Lawrence OP
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Toil and Labour

"In the sweat of your face

you shall eat bread

till you return to the ground,

for out of it you were taken;

you are dust,

and to dust you shall return."

 

- Genesis 3:19.

 

Detail from a window in University College chapel, Oxford by Abraham Van Linge, showing the consequences of Adam and Eve's fall into original sin, which is indicated by the presence of the serpent. The window is full of charming details, and of note is the artist's signature which indicates that this window was made in 1641.

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Taken on April 20, 2009