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O Christ Jesu pity and mercy have
Epitaph for Alys Thorndon of Frettenham — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: epitaphs; Thorndon, Alys, of Frettenham (Norf.)
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Frettenham, Norfolk, St. Swithin’s Church brass tomb of Alice Thorndon (d. 1420) on floor at base of north wall of chancel
Transcription:
O cryst ihesu pyte and mercy haue
On Alys brimham that whylom was the wyff
Of gylys thorndon whych her’ y graue
And her deffende fro werre off fendys stryff
Make her partable of eternal lyff
By the meryt off thy passion
Whych wyth thy blood madyst our redempcion
Note: Transcription from Ravenshaw (1878)
Editions:
Ravenshaw, Thomas Fitz-Arthur Torin. Ancient Epitaphes from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800. London: Masters, 1878: 7.