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Intended for Mr. ROWE,
HY Reliques, Rowe, to this fair Urn
And facred, place by DRYDEN's awful dust :
He altered it much for the better, as it now stands on the Monument in the Abbey, erected to RowE and his Daughter.
Thy Reliques, RowE! to this fad shrine we trust,
To thefe fo mourn'd in death, fo lov'd in life!
VER. 3. Beneath a rude] The Tomb of Mr. Dryden was
Peace to thy gentle fhade, and endless rest!
What a whole thankless land to his denies.
erected upon this hint by the Duke of Buckingham; to which was originally intended this Epitaph,
This SHEFFIELD rais'd. The facred Duft below
which the Author fince changed into the plain infcription now upon it, being only the name of that great Poet.
J. DRYDE N.
Natus Aug. 9. 1631. Mortuus Maij 1. 1700.
JOANNES SHEFFIELD DUX BUCKINGHAMIENSIS POSUIT.
Bleft with plain Reason, and with fober Sense;
So firm, yet soft; fo ftrong, yet so refin'd;
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 Dorsetshire, 1727.
O! fair example of untainted youth,
Of modeft wisdom, and pacific truth: Compos'd in fuff'rings, and in joy fedate, Good without noise, without pretension great. Just of thy word, in ev'ry 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:
And thou, bleft Maid! attendant on his doom,
Not parted long, and now to part no more!