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DIMEV 3853
IMEV 2400.5
NIMEV 2400.5
O certain death that now hast overthrow
Epitaph — ten irregular lines, roughly four couplets
Subjects: epitaphs; Quartremayns, Richard and Sibil, of Thame (Oxon.)
Versification: — irregular, two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Thame, Oxfordshire, Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Christopher’s Chapel south-east corner of nave, tomb of Richard and Sibyl Quartermain, brass around edge of lid of elevated tomb
First Lines:
O certeyn deth that now hast ouerthrow
Richard Quartremayns Squyer and Sibil his wife that lie here now full [lowe]…
Last Lines:
…[They] that of her almys for ther Soulis a Paternoster and [Ave] devoutly wul Sey
of holy ffadurs is grauntid they pardoun of dayes forty awey
Editions:
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph. Chronicles of the Tombs. London: Bohn, 1857, and subsequent printings: 47.