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DIMEV 5304.5
The gospel sheweth how Lazar was funeral
Stained glass inscription — two six-line verses
Subjects: inscriptions, in glass; Lazarus; pride
Versification: — six-line — ababcc aabccb



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Liverpool, Walker Gallery. Stained glass panel; provenance unknown; probably early sixteenth century.
Transcription:
The gospell schewith how lazar was funeral
Stinkyng in hys grave quatriduanus
Whome criste raysed be his power essencial
Of the which dowted symon leprosus
But criste after that beyng in his hows
Bade lazar tell of the paynes hydus.

Hengyd on swyft mylles
Sette hye on hylles
As i ye tell
Thro synn of pryde
Thus we must ride
For aye in hell
Editions:
Hebgin-Barnes, Penny. The medieval stained glass of Lancashire. Oxford; New York: Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2009: 156-8.