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On HENRY DUNCH, Efq;

In Newington Church in Oxfordshire, 1686,

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ERE lies the prop and glory of his race,

Who, that no time his memory may deface,
His grateful wife, under this speaking stone
His alhes hid, to make his merit known.
Sprung from an opulent and worthy line,
Whose well-us'd fortune maile their virtues shine,
A rich example his fair life did give,
How others should with their relations live..
A pious son, a husband, and a friend,
To neighbours too his bounty did extend
So far, that they lamented when he died,
As if all to him had been near allied.
His curious youth would men and manners know,
Which made him to the southern nations go.
Nearer the sun, though they more civil seem, .
Revenge and luxury have their esteem ;
Which well observing, he return’d with more
Value for England than he had before ;
Her true religion, and her statutes too,
He practifed not less than seek'd to know ;

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And the whole country griev'd for their ill fate,
To lose so good, so just a magistrate.
To shed a tear may readers be inclin'd,
And

pray for one he only left behind ;
Till she who does inherit his estate,
May virtue love like him, and vices hate.

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MR. WALLER'S MONUMENT,

In Beconsfield Church-yard in Buckinghamshire;

Written by Mr. Rymer, late Historiographer-royal.

ON THE WEST EN D..

EDMUNDI WALLER HIC JACET ID QUANTUM MORTI CESSIT; QUI INTER

POETAS SUI TEMPORIS FACILE PRINCEPS, LAUREAM, QUAM MERUIT ADOLESCENS, OCTOGENARIUS HAUD ABDICAVIT. HUIC DEBET PATRIA

LINGUA QUOD CREDAS, SI GRÆCE LATINEQUE INTERMITTERENT, MUS/E

LOQUI AMARENT ANGLICE, ·

ON THE SOUTH SIDE.

HEUS, VIATOR! TUMULATUM VIDES EDMUNDUM WALLER, QUI TANTI NOMINIS POETA, ET IDEM AVITIS OPIBUS, INTER PRIMOS SPECTABILIS,

MUSIS SE DEDIT, ET PATRIÆ. NONDUM OCTODECENNALIS, INTER ARDUA REGNI TRACTANTES SEDEM HABUIT, A' BURGO DE AGMONDESHAM

MISSUS. HIC VITÆ CURSUS; NEC

ONERI DEFUIT SENEX; VIXITQUE SEMPER POPULO CHARUS, PRINCIPIBUS IN DELICIIS, ADMIRATIONI OMNIBUS. HIC CONDITUR TUMULO SUB EODEM

RARA VIRTUTE ET MULTA PROLE NOBILIS UXOR, MARIĄ EX BRESSYORUM

FAMILIA, CUM EDMUNDO WALLER, CONJUGE CHARISSIMO: QUEM TER ET DECIES LÆTUM FECIT PATREM, V FI. LIIS, FILIABUS VIII; QUOS MUNDO DEDIT, ET IN COELUM REDIIT.

ON

ON THE EAST END.

EDMUNDUS WALLER CUI HOC MARMOR SACRUM EST, COLESHILL NASCENDI LOCUM HABUIT; CANTABRIGIAM STUDENDI; PATREM ROBERTUM ET

EX HAMPDENA STIRPE MATREM: COEPIT VIVERE III° MARTII, A. D. MDCV. PRIMA UXOR ANNA EDWARDI BANKS FILIA UNICA HAERES. EX PRIMA BIS

PATER FACTUS; EX SECUNDA
TREDECIES; CUI ET DUO LUSTRA
SUPERSTES, OBIIT XXI OCTOB.

A. D. MDCLXXXVII,

ON THE NORTH SIDE,

HOC MARMORE EDMUNDO WALLER

MARIÆQUE EX SECUNDIS NUPTIIS CONJUGI, PIENTISSIMIS PARENTIBUS,

PIISSIME PARENTAVIT EDMUNDUS FILIUS HONORES BENE-ME TIBUS EXTREMOS DEDIT QUOS IPSE FUGIT. EL, W. I. F. H. G. EX TESTAMENTO H. M. P. IN JUL. MDCC. R 4

CON.

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