Walled garden of Sir Mirth

Walled garden of Sir Mirth

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Caption: Walled garden of Sir Mirth, Whole folio The author is invited into the walled garden of Sir Mirth, containing the fountain of Narcissus, by a beautiful young lady called Idleness. On the walls are representations of Covetousness, Avarice, Envy, and Sorrow, alluding to the unpleasant reality of the outside world. Below, a figure asleep in bed.Text beginning with decorated initial 'M'. Decorated borders Image taken from Le Roman de la Rose. Originally published in France; circa 1400.

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