Outlaws and Highwaymen

An Epitaph for Claude Du Vall
[Walter Pope], The Memoires of Monsieur Du Vall (London, 1670), p. 15. Cambridge University Library copy


Du Valls Epitaph.

Here lies Du Vall: Reader if Male thou art,
Look to thy purse; if Female, to thy heart.
Much havock has he made of both: for all
Men he made stand, and women he made fall.
The Second Conquerour of the Norman Race,
Knights to his Arms did yield, and Ladies to his face:
Old Tiburns Glory, Englands Illustrious Thief,
Du Vall the Ladies Joy, Du Vall the Ladies Grief.

Walter Pope

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