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Et in dispari laudis genere clarus,

Inter Poetas pariter ac Oratores Anglos excelluit:

Magna ingenii indole; Bonarumque artium disciplinis instructus, Ex Academiae umbraculis In conspectum hominum prodiit, Literatorum decus & praesidium. Omni dehinc cogitatione Communi bono promovendo incubuit: Brevigue hunc virum, Sua in senatu solertia, in concilio providentia, In utroque, justitia, fides, auctoritas, Ad gerendam abrarii curam evexit: Ubi laborantibus fisci rebus opportuné subveniens, Simul monetam argenteam Magno Reipublicae detrimento imminutam De novo cudi fecit; Et inter absolvendum tantae molis opus, Flagrante etiam bello, Impressis chartulis Pecuniarum rationem pretiumque impertiit. His meritis & patriae & principis gratiam consecutus, Familiam suam diu illustrem, illustriorem reddidit; Baroscilicet, deinde comes de Halifax creatus, Ad tres Montacutani nominis proceres quartus accessit. Summo denique Periscelidis honore ornatus, Publici commodi indefessus adhuc consultor, Media inter conamina, otium cum dignitate, Quod desideravit, & meruit, vix tandem assecutus: (Proh! brevem humanarum rerum fiduciam ;) Omnibus bonis flebilis occidit, xix die Maii, Anno Salutis MDccxv.

AEtatis suae LIv.
Patruo de se optimë merenti,
Et bonorum & honorum haeres,
Georgius comes de Halifax.

ENGRAWEN ON THREE SIDES OF AN ANTIQUE LAMP.

GIVEN BY ME TO LORD HARLEY.

AoNTIQUAM hanc lampadem

o E Museo Colbertino allatam,
& Domino Harleo inter Kaanxia sua
Reponendam D.D. Matthaeus Prior.

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This lamp which Prior to his Harley gave,
Brought from the altar of the Cyprian dame,
Indulgent time, through future ages save,
Before the Muse to burn with purer flame.

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Sperne dilectum Weneris sacellum,

Sanctius, lampas, tibi munus orno;

I, fove casto vigil Harleianas
Igne Camoenas.

EPITAPH.

o ERE lies SIR THoMAs Powys, Knight: * As to his profession, # In accusing, cautious; in defending, o vehement; In all his pleadings, sedate, clear, and strong;

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In all his decisions, unprejudiced and equitable. He studied, practised, and governed the law In such a manner, that Nothing equalled his knowledge, except his eloquence; Nothing excelled both, except his justice. As to his life, He possessed, by a natural happiness, All those civil virtues which form the gentleman: And to these, by divine goodness, were added That fervent zeal and extensive charity, Which distinguish the perfect Christian THE TREE IS KNOWN BY HIS FRUIT. He was a loving husband and an indulgent father, A constant friend and a charitable patron; Frequenting the devotions of the church; Pleading the cause, and relieving the necessities, of the poor. What by example he taught throughout his life, At his death he recommended to his family and friends: “To fear God, and live uprightly.” Let whoever reads this stone, Be wise, and be instructed.

INSCRIPTIO, &c.
MISSA
CONSTANTINOPOLIN,
1689.

Roberto Grove Anglo, Ex agro Wiltoniensi oriundo, Amicus summus & popularis Radulphus Lane Sepulchrale saxum posuit. Lugubre marmor, Inscripto dicas vulnere, In morbi violentiam juventutis robur, In mortis invidiam fiducia humana, In fati decretum morum sanctitas, Quantillum prodest ! Nam ille, quem custodis, fuit, (O vox lugenda, fuit !) Inter juvenes flos & decus, Inter senes spes & desiderium, Adomnes ubicunque exemplar. Animi magnitudine viros superans, Corporis venustate foeminas, Sexum virtutibus utrumque. In negotiis summâ cum justitiã providus, Pari cum modestiã hilaris in otio;. Ad perigrinos humanus, facilis ad suos, Adamicos sine promissis firmus, Adomnes sine dissimulatione benevolus;

Ad Deum sine superstitione religiosus. Ingenio florens, proposito sanctus, vità Innocens, beatus morte. At tu, fidele saxum, Defuncto quod amico dedit Amicus vix superstes, Æterno sis interpreti Quod virum meliorem Anglia nec genitum, nec Thracia deficientem, Aut vidit unquam aut videbit : Charas corporis reliquias per longa Tuère saecula, Divinas animi virtutes seris nepotibus Commenda. Anglia cui cunas dederit, dat funera Thrace; Tam longum virtus impigra tendit iter. Quid fletis gentes? hinc gaudeat utraque tellus, Quod dedit una viris munus, & una Deo.

EPITAPHIUM
JOANNIS COMITIS EXONIAE.
H. S. E.
JoHANNEs CECIL, Baro de Burleigh,
Exoniae Comes,

Magni Burleii Abnepos handquaquam degener Egregiam enim indolem

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