The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4346.5
Passed the pilgrimage of this present life
Memorial inscription — sixteen lines
Subjects: inscriptions; prayers; Tylney, Sir Phillip
Versification: — sixteen-line — ababbcbcdedeefef

1.Source: olim Lincoln Cathedral. Not extant; monumental brass for Sir Philip Tilney, husband of Isabel, daughter and coheiress of Sir Edmund Thorp of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk. After her death he became a secular canon and was admitted to St Botolph’s prebend in Lincoln Cathedral where he was buried in 1453.
Passed the Pilgrimage of this present Lyf
Resteth Sr. Phillip Tylney, closed in your Sight;
In his Youth Esquier, and so wedded to his Wyf,
The Daughter and Heier of Edmund Thorp Knight.
And Awnt to Thomas Lord Scales, discended of Lyne right.
Disposed him after to Gods Ordinaunce,
Full noble and liberal he was to every Wight,
Couth none find in him matter of Displeasaunce,
Here he lyeth buryed Cannon and Residentiarie,
Sumtyme of Patrimony sufficient in Deed,
But Death, that from her Nature cannot varie,
Hath ceased him by force, and we must all succeed;
Consider heer a karrion, Wormes to feed,
And pray for his Soul, of Peyn to have a lysse,
And doo for hym, as thou woldest he did, at thy Need,
Now, Jesu, for thy Passion, bring hym to thy Blysse
Note: According to Norfolk antiquary Anthony Norris this inscription was ‘yet remaining’ on a plate of brass when he wrote in the early 1730s (NRO, Rye MS 6. vol III, p. 397).
Willis, Browne. A survey of the cathedrals of York, Durham, Carlisle, Chester, Man, Lichfield, Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester, and Bristol. … The whole extracted from numerous collections out of the registers of every particular see … And illustrated with 20 curious draughts…. 3 vols. London: Printed for T. Osborne, 1742: 2.150.