1536 - Gil Vicente's epitaph.
In Copilaçam

(poem). epitaph - Sepultura de Gil Vicente


I who lie this stone below
For the Day of Judgment wait,
From life's weary fevered state
Resting now.





Who I was thou wouldest hnow -
Listen therefore unto me:
For as l am thou shalt be
And I once was even as thou.

Reader, since it is decreed
That all things must come to this,
Look in what thy mirror is,
And, seeing, to thyself give heed.