Joseph Friedlander, comp. The Standard Book of Jewish Verse. 1917.
The Dance of Death
By Santob de Carrion
Rabbi Don Santob, or Santo
THIS poet, a Jew by birth, flourished about 1360. His name is not known, but he seems to have received the title of Santo by way of honor; perhaps, says Sanchez, for his moral virtues and his learning. He is supposed to have been either a native or a resident of Carrion.
THE DANCE OF DEATH
Here begins the general dance, in which it is shown how Death gives advice to all, that they should take due account of the brevity of life, and not to value it more highly than it deserves; and this he orders and requires, that they see and hear attentively what wise preachers tell them and warn them from day to day, giving them good and wholesome counsel that they labor in doing good works to obtain pardon for their sins.