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DIMEV 3570
IMEV 2222.5
NIMEV 2222.5
Mother of mercy shield him from th’orrible fiend
Probable epitaph of William Caxton: ‘Bring hym to lyff eternall that neuyr hath ynd’ — one couplet
Subjects: Caxton, William; epitaphs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Missing, lost, or destroyed, (?) No known MS survives or MS not identified
Transcription:
Moder of merci shyld hym from thorribul fynd
And bryng hym to lyff eternall that neuyr hath ynd
Editions:
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Typographical Antiquities. Revised Joseph Ames and William Herbert. 4 vols. London: Bulmer, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1818: 1.cxi.
Blades, William. The Biography and Typography of William Caxton, England’s first printer. London: Trübner, 1877; repr. Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1971: 1.75.