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IMEV 374.5
NIMEV 374.5
As I was so be ye
Moral verses for an epitaph, including gnomic lines on giving — three couplets
Note: Cf. 5138.
Subjects: epitaphs; advice, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Hart Street, London, St. Olave’s Church, epitaph
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: 423.
Bühler, Kurt. “Two Renaissance Epitaphs.” Renaissance News 8 (1955): 9-11: 11.