70 THE DANCE OF MACABER. In the year 1549, on the tenth of April, the whole of this cloister, together with the Dance of Death, the tombs, and monuments, was begun to be pnlled down by command of the Duke of Somerset, so that nothing thereof was left but the bare plot of ground, which was afterwards converted into a garden for the petty Canons *. All the ancient Dances of Death, though evidently to be deduced from one original, differed very materially in the number and design of the characters. They uniformly appear to have been accompanied with Macaber's verses, or more probably with imitations of them. * Stowe's Survey. FINIS. London: Printed by 15. M'Millan, 3 ttow Street, Covent Garden.