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EPITAPH S. N
"His faltem accumulem donis, et fungar inani
On CHARLES Earl of DORSET,
In the Church of Withyam in Suffex.
ORSET, the Grace of Courts, the Mufes' Pride, Patron of Arts, and judge of Nature, dy'd. The scourge of Pride, though fanctified or great, Of Fops in Learning, and of Knaves in State: Yet foft his Nature, though fevere his Lay, His Anger moral, and his Wisdom gay. Bleft Satirift! who touch'd the Mean fo true,
As fhow'd, Vice had his hate and pity too.
Bleft Courtier! who could King and Country please,
Where other BUCKHURSTS, other DORSETS shine,
On Sir WILLIAM TRUMBAL,
One of the principal Secretaries of State to King WILLIAM III. who, having refigned his place, died in his Retirement at Eaft-hamfted in Berkfhire, 1716.
A Pleafing Form; a firm, yet cautious Mind
Sincere, though prudent; conftant, yet refign'd:
Honour unchang'd, a Principle profest,
Fix'd to one fide, but moderate to the rest:
A love to Peace, and hate of Tyranny;
Such this Man was: who now, from Earth remov'd, At length enjoys that Liberty he lov'd.
On the Hon. SIMON HARCOURT,
Only Son of the Lord Chancellor HARCOURT, at the Church of Stanton-Harcourt in Oxfordfhire, 1720.
O this fad fhrine, whoe'er thou art! draw near,
Here lies the Friend most lov'd, the Son moft dear:
How vain is Reason, Eloquence how weak!
On JAMES CRAGGS, Efq;
REGI MAGNE BRITANNIE A SECRETIS
PRINCIPIS PARITER AC POPULI AMOR ET DELICIÆ;
ANNOS, HEU PAUCOS, XXXV.
OB. FEB. XVI. MDCCXX.
Statefman, yet Friend to Truth! of Soul fincere,
Who broke no Promise, ferv'd no private End,
Prais'd, wept, and honour'd, by the Muse he lov'd.
Intended for Mr. R O W E,
HY reliques, Rowe, to this fair Urn we trust,
And facred, place by Dryden's awful dust : Beneath a rude and nameless stone he lies,
To which thy Tomb fhall guide inquiring eyes.
Peace to thy gentle shade, and endless rest!
It is as follows on the Monument in the Abbey erected to Rowe and his Daughter.
Thy Reliques, RowE! to this fad fhrine we truft,
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On Mrs. CORBET,
Who died of a Cancer in her Breaft.
ERE refts a Woman, good without pretence,
Bleft with plain Reason, and with fober Sense:
On the Monument of the Honourable ROBERT DIGBY, and of his Sifter MARY, erected by their Father the LORD DIGBY, in the Church of Sherborne in Dorfetfhire, 1727.
O! fair Example of untainted youth,
Of modeft wisdom, and pacific truth: Compos'd in fufferings, and in joy fedate, Good without noife, without pretenfion great. Juft of thy word, in every thought fincere, Who knew no wish but what the world might hear: Of foftest manners, unaffected mind,
Lover of peace, and friend of human kind: