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DIMEV 1998
IMEV 1206.8
NIMEV 1206.8
Here lieth the bones of Richard Adare
Epitaph, A.D. 1435, for Richard and Maryon Adare of Kelshall, Herts. — 14 lines
Note: Including Abuses of the Age: cf. 1506, 4480.
Subjects: epitaphs; abuses, of the age; Adare, Richard and Marion, of Kelshall (Herts.)
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Kelshall, Hertfordshire, Church of St Faith brass tomb on floor at eastern end of nave in centre, at entrance to chancel
Transcription:
Her lyth the bones of Rychard Adane & Maryon hys wyff
God graunt her soules euerlastyng lyff
The which Rychard dyed
In þe yer of our lord Mo cccco
The which Rychard Adane as y yow say
leyd here þys ston be hys lyff day
The yer of our lord was þanne truly
Mo cccco fyve & thrytty
Man þe be houeth ofte to have in mynde
That þou geuest with þyn honde þat shalt þou fynde
ffor wommen ben slowful & chyldren beþ vnkynde
Executoures beþ coueytous & kepe all þat þey fynde
ffor oure boþe soules vnto þe trinyte
Seyeth a pater noster for charite
Editions:
Ravenshaw, Thomas Fitz-Arthur Torin. Ancient Epitaphes from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800. London: Masters, 1878: 9.