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DIMEV 883.5
Bones among stones lies full still
Inscription over window portrait — one couplet
Subjects: prayer; tomb inscription; Savile, Sir John; Vernon, Alice; Paston, Elizabeth
Versification: — couplet — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Thornhill, Yorkshire. Carved inscription around wooden tomb of Sir John Savile, (d. 1505), and his two wives Alice (Vernon) (d. 1493) and Elizabeth (Paston), who was a second cousin of King Henry VII; 1529.
Transcription:
Bonys emonge stonys lys ful steyl
qwylste the sawles wanderis were that god wyle
Anno Domini millesimo quingentessimo vigesimo nono
Editions:
Dodsworth, Roger, and John William Clay, eds. Yorkshire church notes, 1619-1631. [Leeds]: The Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Society Series 34, 1904: 67.
Marks, Richard, and Paul Williamson, eds. Gothic: art for England 1400-1547. London: V & A; New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003: 445.
Wayment, Hilary. “Sir John Savile, Steward of Wakefield, 1482, d. 1505” Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 68 (1996): 181.