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days, forty and of three thousand days—unless there has been some error in transcribing the epitaph. In the fifteenth century we have one hundred and twenty days ; and in the sixteenth, twelve days and one hundred days ; two thousand six hundred years twenty-six days; and three thousand two hundred and fifty-seven years. It is not altogether a case of chronological expan­sion, although the longest pardons are the latest in date.
The " Mass of St. Gregory " as the illustration on letters of indulgence is found in many printed and MS. Horce of fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
The religious poems of William de Shoreham, who was Vicar of Chart-Sutton, in Kent, in the reign of Edward II., were edited by Thomas Wright for the Percy Society. He was the first vicar, and was perhaps previously a monk of the priory of Leeds, to which the rectory of Chart-Sutton was impropriated by Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury. Wright thinks him to have been a native of Shoreham, near Otford, in Kent, but it seems equally probable that he took his name from the much better known Sussex Shoreham. There are several pious colophons to his verses,
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