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De novo cudi fecit ; Et inter abfolvendum tantae molis opus, Flagrante etiam bello, -^ Impreffis chartulis Pecuniarum rationem pretiumque impertiit, His meritis et patriæ & principis gratiam confecutus, Familiam fuam diu illuftrem, illuftriorem reddidit; Baro fcilicet, deinde comes de Habifax creatus, Ad tres Montacutani nominis proceres quartus acceffit. Summo denique Perifcelidis honore ornatus, Publici commodi indefeffus adhuc confultor, Media inter conamina, otium cum dignitate, Quod defideravit, & meruit, vix tandem affecutus: (Proh brevem humanarum rerum fiduciam!) • Omnibus bonis flebilis occidit, xix die Maii, Anno Salutis MDccxv. AEtatis fuae L 1 v. Patruo de fe optimè merenti, Et bonorum & honorum hæres, Georgius comes de Halifax.
Ant 1 Q U A M hanc lampadem
This lamp which Prior to his Harley gave,
Here lies Sir Thomas Powys, Knight: As to his profeffion, In accufing, cautious; in defending, vehement; In all his pleadings, fedate, clear, and ftrong; In all his decifions, unprejudic'd and equitable. He ftudied, pra&tifed, and governed the law In fuch a manner, that Nothing equalled his knowledge, except his .' eloquence ; Nothing excelled both, except his juftice. As to his life, He poffeffed, by a natural happinefs, All thofe civil virtues which form the gentleman: And to thefe, by divine goodnefs, were added That fervent zeal and extenfive charity, Which diftinguifh the perfe& Chriftian! T H E T R E E I s K Now N BY H I s F R U I t. He was a loving hufband and an indulgent father, A conftant friend and a charitable patron ; Frequenting the devotions of the church ; Pleading the caufe, and relieving the neceffities, 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 ftone, Be wife, and be inftru&ted.