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With humble prayer I beseech Thee
Monumental brass inscription — nine lines
Subjects: prayer; tomb inscription; Middletone, Thomas
nine lines —
Spofforth, Yorkshire. Monumental brass for Thomas Middleton of Kirkby Overblow, brother of Nicholas Midleton and wife Joan, (daughter of Sir William Plumpton).
With humble prayer I beseche The,
That his scripture shall here or
To say De Profundos, if thou letter’d be,
For ye saules of
Jane, my wiefe, and me,
Thomas Middletone, sometymes man of lawe,
this stone are laid full lawe.
Yf thou be unlerned and cannot reed
our soules and all Christen sowles med,
Say a Pater Noster and a
Dodsworth, Roger, and John William Clay, eds.
Yorkshire church notes, 1619-1631.
[Leeds]: The Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Society Series 34, 1904: 96.