Wednesday, August 28, 2013

An Epitaph to Sir John Mandevile in St Albans Abbey

A typical 18th century gravestone
Lo in this Inn of Travellers doth lie
One rich for nothing but a memory
His name was Sir John Mandevile content
Having seen much with a small continent
Towards which he travell'd ever since his birth
And at last pawn'd his Body for the earth
Which by a statute must in mortgage be
Till a Redeemer come to set it free.

An epitaph from St Albans Abbey recorded in Cream of Curiosity

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