In his allegorical poems reminiscences of the master's style and literary habit are most frequent.
The raising of Lazarus, in appearance a massive, definitely localized historical fact, requires a similar interpretation, unless we would, in favour of the direct historicity of a story peculiar to a profoundly allegorical treatise, ruin the historical trustworthiness of the largely historical Synoptists in precisely their most complete and verisimilar part.
The one in the council chamber upstairs dates from 1527 and gives an allegorical representation of the Virtues and the Vices.
He is not always very critical, and he is passionately fond of allegorical interpretations, but these were the faults of his age.
Both lines of study were readily combined by applying to the interpretation of descriptions of natural objects the allegorical method adopted for the interpretation of Biblical texts.