The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
O Lord God that art of mights most
Monumental brass inscription — eight lines
Subjects: prayer; tomb inscription; Rouclyff, Bryan; Rouclyff, Johan
Cowthorpe, Yorkshire. Monumental brass for Brian Rouclyff (d. 1494) & Joanne his wife.
O Lord God that art of mighties most,
Eternall God in
Fadre and Son and Holy Gost,
Most humbly we pray unto
To shew Thy mercy and pyte
On Bryan Rouclyff and Johan, his
Forgyff thair sinne and iniquite
And bring thaym to thy joyfull
Note: Eight English lines in verse below effigies; marginal inscription and
speech scrolls in Latin.
Dodsworth, Roger, and John William Clay, eds.
Yorkshire church notes, 1619-1631.
[Leeds]: The Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Society Series 34, 1904: 261.