Scene 11 (of 12) : The Hanging of the Vices

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Thift, Falset, and Deceit are ordered to be hanged. Each makes his ‘confession’ before dying, naming and condemning members of the audience for sharing his corrupt practices. As Falset dies, a black bird flies up, ‘as if it was his soul’. Flattery boasts that he has escaped punishment despite being the worst of the vices. He leaves, promising to live with a local fraudulent priest, The Hermit of Loreto.

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