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DIMEV 580
IMEV 337.5
NIMEV 337.5
As free make I thee
Single couplet inscription, attributed to Athelstan
Author(s): Athelstan (attrib.)
Subjects: inscriptions
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Beverley, Yorkshire, Beverley Minster painting on wall in south transcept
Transcription:
Als fre make I the
As hert may thynke
Or egh may see
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: 181.
Britton, John, ed. The Beauties of England and Wales. 19 vols. in 26 parts London: Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, 1801-1815: 16.436.
2.Source: Hedon, Yorkshire, St Austin’s Church, picture once hanging on wall
Transcription:
Als free make I thee
As heart may think or eigh see
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: 181.
Britton, John, ed. The Beauties of England and Wales. 19 vols. in 26 parts London: Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, 1801-1815: 16.445.