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File:Lamentation over the dead credit.jpg


Artist Unknown from Poland
English: Lamentation of various people over the dead credit.
Polski: Lament różnego stanu ludzi nad umarłym kredytem.
Date circa 1655
Medium ink and colour on paper
Dimensions 30.5 × 48.6 cm (12 × 19.1 in)
Library of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Polish Academy of Sciences
English: The woodcut depicts the diversity of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth's society. Verse commentary in Polish presents mourning over the personalized credit (buying on credit I warn you, do not go anywhere without money - Przestrzegam was nie chodźcie nigdzie bez pieniędzy):
Że na ten rok nikędy kredytu nie mają
Przestrzegam was nie chodźcie nigdzie bez pieniędzy
Bo dla tego kredytu niejeden jest w nędzy
O nieszczęsny kredycie/ coś nam to wyrządził/
Lepiej żebyś we zdrowiu upiwszy się błądził.
Po karczmach po ulicach i choćbyś też zachorzał
Oszukałeś nas bardzo / żebyś w piekle gorzał
Source/Photographer Karolina Grodziska, Wacław Walecki (2000). Lament różnego stanu ludzi nad umarłym kredytem. Collegium Columbinum. ISBN 83-87553-24-7
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