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DIMEV 2243
IMEV 1341.5
NIMEV 1341.5
I pray you all for charity
Epitaph, A.D. 1437, for John Spyeer of Burford, Oxford — eight couplets
Note: Including prayer tags, cf. 3216.
Subjects: epitaphs; Spyeer, John, of Burford (Oxon.); inscriptions
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Burford, Oxfordshire, Church of St John the Baptist tomb of John and Alys Spycer (d. 1437), center aisle at east end, brass tomb, beneath kneeling figures
Transcription:
Y pray yow all for charite
hertely that ye pray for me
To oure lord that sittith on hye
ffull of grace & of mercye
The wiche Rode soler in this chirche
Vpon my cost y dede do wirche
With a lavmpe birnyng bright
to worrschip god boþe day & nyght
And a gabulwyndow dede do make
In helth of soule & for cristes sake
Now Ihesu that dydyst on a tre
On vs haue mercy & pite
Editions:
Ravenshaw, Thomas Fitz-Arthur Torin. Ancient Epitaphes from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800. London: Masters, 1878: 10.