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Man come and see how shall all dead be
Epitaph, A.D. 1370, on John the Smith — eight line
Subjects: epitaphs; Smith, John the, of Brightwell Baldwin (Oxon.)



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Brightwell, Oxfordshire, Brightwell Church, Brass epitaph for John the Smith, mounted on the wall
Transcription:
man come and se how schal alle ded be
wen yolk comes bad and bare noth habe ven ve away fare
Att ys ozermes yt ve for care
bot yt ve do for godsluf ye have nothung yare
Hundyr yis grave lys John ye Smyth
god yf his soule heven grit
Note: Transcription from Bouquet (1956).
Facsimiles:
Skeat, Walter William. “Notes.” Proceedings of the Monumental Brass Society 5 (1904-1909): 337-9: 338.
Editions:
Ravenshaw, Thomas Fitz-Arthur Torin. Ancient Epitaphes from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800. London: Masters, 1878: 4.
Skeat, Walter William. “Notes.” Proceedings of the Monumental Brass Society 5 (1904-1909): 337-9: 339.
Bouquet, Alan Coates. Church Brasses, British and Continental. London: Batsford, 1956: 165.