"written" or "writ"?

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"written" or "writ"?

Postby Valis » Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:01 pm

Hi,

I'm a German Keats-fan who would like to know the exact form of the phrase engraved on tombstone of John Keats.

Is it...
Here lies one whose name was writ in water
or
Here lies one whose name was written in water

Despite the fact that this (official?) page says that "writ" would be correct, there are only 40 000 hits on google searching for "Here lies one whose name was writ in water" while there is an unrelatively huge amount of results of 500 000 in case u've looked for "Here lies one whose name was written in water"

I'm looking forward to any help!


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Postby Saturn » Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:27 am

I'm absolutely certain "writ" is correct - I've just looked a photograph of the tombstone and there it is.
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Postby Valis » Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:57 pm

Thank you.
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