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IMEV 3663.5
NIMEV see 1206.1
Thomas Knolles lieth under this stone
Epitaph — nine couplets
Note: Cf. 1991
Subjects: epitaphs; Knolles, Thomas; inscriptions
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: London, St. Antholin’s(?), Budge Row (demolished 1874) Tomb of Thomas Knolles
Transcription:
Thomas Knolles lyeth undre this ston
And his wyff Isabell flesh & bone
They weren togeder nyntene yere
And x chyldren they had in fere
His Fader & he to this Chyrch
Many good dedys they did wyrch
Example by him ye may see
That this world is but vanitie
For, wheder he be smal or gret All sall turne to wormy mete
This seyd Thomas was leyd on Bere
The eighth day the moneth Fevrer
The date of Jesu Crist truly
An. M.CCCC five and forty
Wee may not prey, hertely prey ye
For owr Soulys, Pater Noster and Ave
The sooner of owr peyne lessid to be
Note: A.D. 1448; Hamer (1995) notes location not given.
Editions:
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph. Chronicles of the Tombs. London: Bohn, 1857, and subsequent printings: 430.