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DIMEV 6015.5
To the mortall corpse that lieth here under stone
Carved memorial — eight lines
Subjects: inscriptions; prayers; Shavelocke, Roger; Shavelocke, Joan
Versification: — couplets — aabbccdd



Inscriptions:
1.Source: olim Boston, Lincolnshire. Transcription in BL, MS Add. 36295, f.17r [MS owned by John Anstis, antiquarian (1669 –1744)].
Transcription:
To þe mortall coarse, þat lyeth here under stone,
Was of Roger Shavelocke þe wife clepyd Jone.
Of London he was Citizen, on Pilgrimage he went
To our Lady of Walsingham, with full good intent,
and so header to þeir countrey, disporting in þeir life.
but cruell death, yet spareth none, he took away þe wife
In þe yeare of our Ld 1488, þe day of Ascention,
All good Christian pepull pray for hir of your devotion.
Editions:
Badham, Sally, and Paul Cockerham. “Catalogue of the pre-Reformation monuments of St Botolph’s, Boston.” In Badham and Cockerham (2012): 170-225 (188).