SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 4394
IMEV 2766.4
NIMEV 2766.4
Pray for the soul all ye that live in light
Epitaph for Sir Geoffrey Gate of High Easter, Essex (1477) — five monorhyming lines
Subjects: epiptaphs; inscriptions; Gate, Geoffrey, sir, of High Easter (Essex)
Versification: — five-line — aaaaa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: olim High Easter, Essex, St Marys Church [?] North Aisle, brass plaque on wall above tomb
Transcription:
Pray for the soul all ye that live in light
Of Sir Jeffrey Gates the curtesse knight
Whose wife is buried here by gods might
He bought the Manor of Garnets by right
Of Coppedo Gentilman Lyon [or ‘so he’] beknyght
Of Hi Estra witness his wyff and executor
This yere and day come on his dely Howers
xxii day of Ianuary 1477
Note: Destroyed in restoration of church, 1864-5.
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: 332.