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DIMEV 1991
IMEV 1206.1
NIMEV 1206.1
Here lieth graven under this stone / Thomas Knowles
Fifteenth-century epitaph — ten lines
Note: Cf. 5708
Subjects: epitaphs; inscriptions; Knowles, Thomas, of London
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: olim London, St Anthony’s [Antlins] Church, Budge Row brass tomb of Thomas and Joan Knowles
Transcription:
Here lyth grauyn vndyr this ston
Thomas Knowles both flesh and bone
Grocer and alderman yeares fortie
Shiriffe and twice maior truly
And for he should not lie alone
Here lieth with him his good wife Joan
They were togither sixtie yeare
And nineteen children they had in feere
Editions:
Weever, John. Ancient Funerall Monuments within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine. London: T. Harper, 1631 (STC 25223); repr. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; and NY: Walter Johnson, 1979: 402.
Ravenshaw, Thomas Fitz-Arthur Torin. Ancient Epitaphes from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800. London: Masters, 1878: 6.