When God was pleased, the world unwilling yet,
Elias James to nature paid his debt,
And here reposeth; as he lived he died,
The saying in him strongly verified
"Such life, such death", then, a known truth to tell,
He lived a godly life and died as well.
- Dobson, M., Wells, S, "Epitaph on Elias James", The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, Oxford University Press, 2001, p.130.