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ON SIR WILLIAM TRUMBALL, One of the principal Secretaries of State to King
William the Third, who, having resigned his Place, died in his Retirement at Easthamsted,
in Berkshire, 1716. A PLEASING form; a firm, yet cautious mind;
Sincere, though prudent; constant, yet resign'd; Honour unchang'd, a principle profest, Fix'd to one side, but mod'rate to the rest: An honest courtier, yet a patriot too ; Just to his prince, and to his country true : Fill'd with the sense of age, the fire of youth, A scorn of wrangling, yet a zeal for truth: A gen'rous faith, from superstition free; A love to peace, and hate of tyranny : Such this mau 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 Oxford. shire, 1720.
10 this sad shrine, whoe'er thou art, draw near;
Here lies the friend most lov'd, the son most dear;
How vain is reason, eloquence how weak!
ON JAMES CRAGGS, ESQ.
In Westminster Abbey,
REGI MAGNÆ BRITANNIÆ A SECRETIS
ET CONSILIIS SANCTIORIBUS, PRINCIPIS PARITER AC POPULI AMOR ET
OB. FEB. XVI. MDCCXX. STATESMAN, yet friend to truth ! of soul sincere,
In action faithful, and in honour clear! Who broke no promise, sery'd no private end, Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend; Ennobled by himself, by all approv'd, Prais'd, wept, and honour'd, by the muse he lov'd.
INTENDED FOR MR. ROWE,
In Westminster Abbey.
THY reliques, Rowe, to this fair urn we trust,
And, sacred, place by Dryden's awful dust:
ON MRS. CORBET,
Blest with plain reason, and with sober sense:
ON THE MONUMENT OF THE HONOURABLE ROBERT DIGBY,
AND OF HIS SISTER MARY, Erected by their Father, the Lord Digby, in the
Church of Sherborne, in Dorsetshire, 1727. GO
+0! fair example of untainted youth, JOf modest wisdom, and pacific truth; . Compos’d in sufferings, and in joy sedate, Good without noise, without pretension great: Just of thy word, in ev'ry thought sincere, Who knew no wish but what the world might hear: Of softest manners, unaffected mind, Lover of peace, and friend of human kind : Go, live! for heaven's eternal year is thine, Go, and exalt thy moral to divine !
And thou, blest maid ! attendant on his doom, Pensive hast follow'd to the silent tomb,
Steer'd the same course to the same quiet shore,
Yet take these tears, mortality's relief,
ON SIR GODFREY KNELLER,
In Westminster Abbey, 1723.
NELLER, by heaven, and not a master, taught,
Living, great nature fear'd he might outvie
ON GENERAL HENRY WITHERS,
In Westminster Abbey, 1729.
HERE, Withers, rest! thou bravest, gentlest mind,
Thy country's friend, but more of human kind. O born to arms! O worth in youth approv'd! O soft humanity, in age belov'd! For thee the fiardy vet'ran drops a tear, And the gay courtier feels the sigh sincere.
Withers, adieu! yet not with thee remove Thy martial spirit, or thy social love!
Amidst corruption, luxury, and rage,
ON MR. ELIJAH FENTON,
At Easthamsted, in Berks, 1730.
THIS modest stone, what few
vain marbles can,
an : A poet, blest beyond the poet's fate, Whom Heaven kept sacred from the proud and great: Foe to loud praise, and friend to learned ease, Content with science in the vale of peace, Calmly he look'd on either life, and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear; From nature's temp'rate feast rose satisfied, Thank'd Heaven that he had liv'd, and that he died.
ON MR, GAY,
F manners gentle, of affections mild;
In wit, a man; simplicity, a child :