The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
O certain death that now hast overthrow
Epitaph — ten irregular lines, roughly four couplets
Subjects: epitaphs; Quartremayns, Richard and Sibil, of Thame (Oxon.)
irregular, two-line —
Thame, Oxfordshire, Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Christopher’s Chapel south-east corner of nave, tomb of Richard and Sibyl Quartermain, brass around edge of
lid of elevated tomb
O certeyn deth that now hast ouerthrow
Richard Quartremayns Squyer
and Sibil his wife that lie here now full [lowe]…
…[They] that of her almys for ther Soulis a Paternoster and [Ave]
devoutly wul Sey
of holy ffadurs is grauntid they pardoun of dayes forty
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph.
Chronicles of the Tombs.
London: Bohn, 1857, and subsequent printings: 47.