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IMEV 1683.5
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Jesu Christ most of might
Epitaph of John le Wenlock, c. A.D. 1480, formerly in Wenlock Chapel on the north side of the choir in the parish church of Luton, Bedfordshire — four couplets
Subjects: epitaphs; Wenlock, John le, of Luton (Beds.)
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 147 (SC 1748), f. 12
First Lines:
Iesu Criste most of myght
Have Mercy of John Lord Wenlock bright…
Last Lines:
…That they may come to that place
Wher ther is Joye and Solace
Note: At the end: ‘John lord Wenloke sometyme lyued at Somerys house now iudye Crawlys habitacoun’.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 1531, f. 15
Transcription:
Jesu christ most of myght
Have mercy on John le Wenlock knight
And of his wyffe Elizabeth
Woh out of this world is passed by death
Woh founded this chapel here
Helpe them with your harty praer
That they may come to that place
Where ever is ioy and solace
Editions:
Britton, John, ed. The Beauties of England and Wales. 19 vols. in 26 parts London: Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, 1801-1815: 1.31.