SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 2011
IMEV 1211.8
NIMEV 1211.8
Here under rests this marble stone / Joan Spenser
Epitaph, A.D. 1407 — six couplets
Subjects: epitaphs; Spenser, Joan; inscriptions
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: olim London, St Anthony’s [Antlins] Church, Budge Row, epitaph of Joan Spenser (d. 1407)
Transcription:
Here vndyr rests this marble ston
Jone Spenser both flesh and bon
Wyff to Jon Spenser certen
Taylor of London and Citizen
Dawter she was whylst she was here
Vnto Richard Wetiuen squier
And to Elizabeth his wyf
Whych Jone departyd this lyf
The tweluth dey of September
As many one do yet remember
In the yere of our Lord God full euen
A thowsand fowr hundryd and seuen
Note: Transcription based on Pettigrew (1857).
Editions:
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph. Chronicles of the Tombs. London: Bohn, 1857, and subsequent printings: 430.