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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
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: London, St. Nicholas Acons Church, epitaph of Richard Payne (1463), tomb
Transcription:
O ye dere frendys whych sall here aftyr be
Of yowr duotion plese ye to remembyr
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
For mercy to abyd aftyr this lif present
Trestyng by preyer celestiall joy to be my judgment
Wherfor o my frendys dere my soul ye like assist
And eke 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 plese
Out of this present world did I discese
Note: Transcription from Weever (1631)
Editions:
Weever, John. Ancient Funerall Monuments within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine. 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.