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William Tylcock (1578)


William Tylcock, 1578

I BEING SEVENTI & iiii
YEARS OF AGE DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE XXII DAYE
OF JUNE 1578, THE
XX YEARE OF QUENE ELIZABETH.

ENCLOSED HEARE DOTHE WILLIAM TYL-
COKE LYE WHOSE JUST DESERTS DID CAUSE
BE CHOSEN MAYRE FOWER SONDRYE TIMES,
BUT NOWE CONSTRAIND TO DYE: OF EARTHE
COMPOSED, TO EARTH HE MAKES REPAIRE.
THIS WORLD THEREFORE AS VAYNE AND
FRAILE DESPISE; IMMORTAL BLISSE THINKE,
HOPE, TO WIN DEVISE.

William Tylcock was Mayor of Oxford in 1556/7, 1560/1, 1568/9, and 1575/6.

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