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Thus worldly worship and honour with favour and fortune passeth day by day
Epitaph on Sir Harry Wever and his wife Joan — two long and three short lines
Subjects: epitaphs



Inscriptions:
1.Source: London (demolished in 1634), St. Alban’s, Wood Street tomb epitaph of Sir Harry Wever and his wife Joan, ca. 1405.
Transcription:
Thus worldly worschypp and honor wyth Fauour and fortun passyth day by day
Who may wythstand deathys forchone when rych and por sche closyth in clay
Wherfor to God hertelie we pray
To pardon us of our Misdeed
And help us now in our most need
Note: Transcription from Hackett (1757). Preceded by introductory couplet; ‘Here lyeth marmorate undyr thys hepe of stone / Sir Harry Wever Aldyrman and his Lady Dame Joan’.
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: 393.
Hackett, John. Select and remarkable epitaphs on illustrious and other persons, in several parts of Europe…. T. Osborne and J. Shipton, 1757: 153.