God vorboth Adam in deme paradyse:
God forbade Adam in Paradise:
Do not eat from this fruit that I show you.
If you do against this, then you must die;
not you alone, but also all your heirs.
Adam broke the ban without need.
Thus came over us the natural death,(1)
which we by no means can avoid.
Old, young - yes the poor with the rich.
The Holy Scripture shouts with all diligence
that [life] here is a short time.
The crown was used in several of the Mohnkopf-printery's books.
The example to the left is from Sunte Birgitten Openbaringe, 1496, and the example to the right is from Reynke de vos, 1498. See also this example from Dat narren schyp.