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DIMEV 6431
IMEV 4028.3
NIMEV 4028.3
When the bell is solemnly rung
Epitaph for Sir Thomas Bettys — two couplets
Subjects: epitaphs; Bettys, Thomas, sir
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Norfolk, Colney Church, Tomb of Sir Thomas Bettys, A.D. 1481, no longer extant.
First Lines:
Qwan the belle ys solemplye rownge
Note: Rye (1923) notes that it was ‘copied in London in 1526 at St Leonard’s, Foster Lane’.
Editions:
Blomefield, Francis, and Charles Parkin. An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. 8 vols. Fersfield, 1734-75; 2nd ed. London: W. Miller, 1805-10 (11 vols.): 2.209.
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph. Chronicles of the Tombs. London: Bohn, 1857, and subsequent printings: 49.
Rye, Walter. Some Early English Inscriptions in Norfolk before 1600. London: Jarrolds, [1923]: 34.