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DIMEV 1976.5
Here in foul caves
Stained glass inscription — two six-line verses
Subjects: inscriptions, in glass; covetousness; hell
Versification: — six-line — aabccb aabccb



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Liverpool, Walker Gallery. Stained glass panel; provenance unknown; probably early sixteenth century.
Transcription:
Here in foule caves
Smyten with glaves
Mid horyd smell
Thus full of yre
And yll desire
We lye in hell

This is ouren loote
In metalles hoote
For covetyse
To lye and swell
In paynes of hell
To oure de syse
Editions:
Hebgin-Barnes, Penny. The medieval stained glass of Lancashire. Oxford; New York: Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2009: 156-8.