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“I, Eternal Child” is the name of one of his most emblematic poems, in which he poetically records the inner vicissitudes of his short life (he died at the age of 28).

“I, Eternal Child” is the name of one of his most emblematic poems, in which he poetically records the inner vicissitudes of his short life (he died at the age of 28).

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medium: manuscript 
date: 15th century
episodes: All
owner/location: British Library, London
catalogue information: Additional 37049 f.19v
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Unicorn of death

Image 746 Page from a 15th-century Carthusian religious miscellany made in Yorkshire presenting an illustrated emblematic poem deriving from the legend of Barlaam and Josaphat. This was originally a Buddhist series of reflections in contempt of the world, absorbed into Christian literature and widely diffused in the west. Pursued by the unicorn (Death), Man stand in a tree labelled 'mans lyfe'. Four serpents (the four elements) emerge from beneath the roots and the base of the tree trunk is being gnawed through energetically by a white mouse (Day) and a black mouse (Night). Beneath, a hell-mouth gapes toothily. And yet depsite all such perils, Man has set his gaze upon 'hony drope' (the wealth and vanities of the world) on one of the branches. Gray 1972, 179 'Barlam and Iosaphat', ed John C Hirsh (EETS, London, 1986), pp.55-6.

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