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O ye dear friends which shall hereafter be
Epitaph, A.D. 1463, of Richard Payne at St. Nicholas Acons Church, London
— seven couplets
Subjects: epitaphs; inscriptions; Payne, Richard, of London
London, St. Nicholas Acons Church, epitaph of Richard Payne (1463), tomb
O ye dere frendys whych sall here aftyr be
Of yowr duotion plese ye to
Me Richard Payne which of this noble cite
Somtym whylst I liud
was citizen and drapier
And now thro Goddys grace buryd am I here
mercy to abyd aftyr this lif present
Trestyng by preyer celestiall joy to be
Wherfor o my frendys dere my soul ye like assist
Elizabeth my wyf and chyldren on by on
And I fall prey God fro peyne yowr
souls to resist
The sooner by mediation of blessyd St Albion
On whos day
in Jun on M.ccc.ls.and thryce on
Then being the year of God as hit him did
Out of this present world did I discese
Ancient Funerall Monuments within the United Monarchie of Great
London: T. Harper, 1631 (STC 25223); repr. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis
Terrarum; and NY: Walter Johnson, 1979: 412.
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph.
Chronicles of the Tombs.
London: Bohn, 1857, and subsequent printings: 48.