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DIMEV 2858
Jesu heaven king grant us grace
Prayer for grace — four lines in short couplets
Note: For accompanying epitaph, see 1997.
Subjects: prayers, for the dead; epitaphs; Christ, prayers to; illustrations, verse accompanying
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Taplow, Buckinghamshire, St. Nicholas Church, south-east corner or south chapel of chancel, brass tomb of Richard Manfeld, Isabelle Manfeld, and John Manfeld, A.D. 1455
Transcription:
Ihesu heven kyng graunte vs grace
In heven to have a place
And the trinite
graunte vs there to b
Note: On scrolls issuing from mouths of figures of the three dead, the third delivering lines 3-4.
Facsimiles:
Franklin, Julian. Brasses. London: Arco, 1969: facing p. 131.
Editions:
Ravenshaw, Thomas Fitz-Arthur Torin. Ancient Epitaphes from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800. London: Masters, 1878: 10-11.