Sue Whitmore

The Epitaph

This wordie monument, good pasfenger
Informs you that my dayes, in truth, have ended.
Good man or bad? The witnefses are dede.
Only these wordf bear witnefs
To the goode I had intended.

Here I lye - in painted effigie reclining,
Mortal flesh thif wakeful gaze belies.
My immortalitie? to lye and watch you watching me;
Hardly the memento mori thif verye texte implies.