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DIMEV 3141
IMEV 1924.3
NIMEV 1924.3
Lo all that ever I spent some time had I
On giving, spending, and lending: common tombstone verses — four gnomic monorhyming lines with a Latin version (earliest citation A.D. 1410)
Note: Cf. 2165, 5139.
Subjects: epitaphs; money



Inscriptions:
1.Source: No surviving witness.
Editions:
Camden, William. Remains concerning Britain. London: J. Philipot, 1633, 1636; repr. London: J. R. Smith, 1870; Hildesheim, NY: G. Olms, 1970: 375 (STC 4522).
Weever, John. Ancient Funerall Monuments within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine. London: T. Harper, 1631 (STC 25223); repr. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; and NY: Walter Johnson, 1979: 581; repr. Bühler (1955) 11.
Britton, John, ed. The Beauties of England and Wales. 19 vols. in 26 parts London: Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, 1801-1815: VII.100.
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph. Chronicles of the Tombs. London: Bohn, 1857, and subsequent printings: 73.
Ravenshaw, Thomas Fitz-Arthur Torin. Ancient Epitaphes from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800. London: Masters, 1878: 5, 7.