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IMEV 1829.3
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Knoweth that beth and shall be
Inscription over the entrance to Cowling Castle, near Rochester, Kent (late fourteenth century) — four lines
Subjects: inscriptions; charters
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Inscriptions:
1.Source: nr. Cobham, Kent, Cowling Castle, inscription on the eastern tower of the gateway
Transcription:
Knouwyth that beth and schul be
That i am mad in help of the cuntre
In knowyng of whyche thyng
This is chartre and wytnessyng
Facsimiles:
Robertson, W. A. Scott. “Coulyng Castle.” Archaeologia Cantiana 11 (1877): 128-44: between pp. 134 and 135.
Cervone, Cristina Maria. “John de Cobham and Cooling Castle’s Charter Poem.” Speculum 83 (2008): 884-916: Figs. 1, 2.
Editions:
Britton, John, ed. The Beauties of England and Wales. 19 vols. in 26 parts London: Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, 1801-1815: 7.591.
Bouquet, Alan Coates. Church Brasses, British and Continental. London: Batsford, 1956: 167.
Cervone, Cristina Maria. “John de Cobham and Cooling Castle’s Charter Poem.” Speculum 83 (2008): 884-916: 884.