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The City of WESTMINSTER.

In the Cross Ile behind the Pulpit are two Monuments thus inscribed.

DEO OPTIM. MAXIM.
Hic in Domino requiescit Richardus Cox de Porters,
Eques Auratus,
Filius Thomæ Cox de Beymonds Com. Harford. Armig.
In Hospitio Regio per multos annos œconomus,
Fidelitate, Diligentia & Prudentia probatus:
Reginæ ELIZABETHÆ a Diætis. Item & Regi JACOBO.
Cui tandem factus est Magister Hospitii Digniss.
Vir Religionis cultu, Morum Comitate, Corporis Casti-
tate, Affectuum Temperantia, imprimis spectanus.
Erga benemeritos Amore, suos Beneficentia, Pauperes
Caritate, Omnes Æquitate, Clarus.
Anno Ætatis 69 cælebs, postquam se vitæ meliori,
Multa Vigilantia, & Devotione præparâsset,
Deo placide Animam reddidit,
13 Decemb. 1623.
Joannes Cox de Beymonds, Armiger, Frater secu-
dus Fratri è Testamento Hæres,
Amoris hoc Monumentum posuit.
Deus non est Mortuorum, sed Viventium.

R.

Mr. Camden the Learned, his Monument with his Effigies on Stone, his Hand on a Book, with the Word BRITANNIA on it, and this Inscription:

R.

Qui Fide antiquâ & operâ assiduâ
Britannicam Antiquitatem indigavit;
Simplicitatem innatam honestis studiis excoluit,
Animi solertiam Candore illustravit,
GULIELMUS CAMDENUS ab ELIZABETHA R.
Ad Regis Armorum, CLARENTII titulo,
Dignitatem evocatus,
Hic spe certâ resurgendi in Christo, S. E. Q.
Obiit anno Dom. 1623, 9 Novembr.
Ætatis suæ LXXIV.]

And lastly, we shall insert the Inscriptions upon the modern and latest erected Monuments in this Church; some taken by my self, and the rest by an exact Hand, (which Transcripts of this Nature do especially require) and friendly communicated to me, for the common Benefit.

J. S.

The modern and latest Monumental Inscriptions.

Honos erit huic quoq; Pomo.

Herefordiæ conduntur ossa,
Hoc in Delubro statuitur Imago,
Britanniam omnem pervagatur Fama
JOHANNIS PHILIPS:
Qui viris bonis doctisq; juxtà charus,
Immortale suum Ingenium,
Eruditione multiplici excultum,
Miro animi candore,
Eximia morum simplicitate,
Honestavit.

Literarum amœniorum sitim,
Quam Wintoniæ puer sentire cœperat
Inter ÆDIS CHRISTI alumnos jugiter explevit.
In illo Musarum Domicilio,
Præclaris Æmulorum Studiis excitatus,
Optimis scribendi Magistris semper intentus,
Carmina sermone Patrio composuit,
A Græcis, Latinisq; fontibus feliciter deducta,
Atticis, Romanisq; auribus omnino digna.
Versuum quippe Harmoniam
Rythmo didicerat
Antiquo illo, libero, multiformi,
Ad res ipsas apto prorsus, & attemperato,
Non numeris in eundem ferè orbem redeuntibus,
Non Clausularum similiter cadentium sono
Metiri:
Uni in hoc laudis genere MILTONO secundus,
Primóq; pœne par.
Res suas tenues, seu grandes, seu mediocres
Ornandas sumpserat,
Nusquam non, quod decuit,
Et vidit & affectus est:
Egregius, quocúnq; stylum verteret,
Fandi Author, & Modorum Artifex.
Fas sic huic,
Auso licet a tuâ Metrorum lege discedere.
O Poësis Anglicanæ Pater atq; Conditor, CHAUCERE,
Alterum tibi latus claudere
Vatum certè cineres tuos undiq; stipantium
Non dedecebit Chorum.

SIMON HARCOURT Miles,
Viri benè de se, deq; Literis Meriti,
Quoad viveret, Fautor,
Post Obitum piè Memor,
Hoc illi Saxum poni voluit.

J. PHILIPS, STEPHANI, S. T. P. Archidiaconi Salop. Filius, natus est Bamptoniæ, in Agro Oxon. Dec. 30, 1676. Obiit Herefordiæ Feb. 15, 1708.

Grave-Stones in the Cross Ile near the Clock, over

Edward Wetenhall, late Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh in Ireland. Ob. 12 Nov. 1713. Aged 78.

William Burnaby, Esq; Died Nov. 8, 1706, in the 33d Year of his Age.

T. G. Arm. Obiit 17 die Januarii, An. Domini 1712. Ætat. 93.

Two other Grave-Stones in the same Ile.

One upon RICHARD LUCAS, D. D. Prebendary of this Church. Who dyed the 29th of June, A. D. 1715, in the 67th Year of his Age.

Hic jacet SAMUEL BARTON, S. T. P. Hujus Ecclesiæ Præbendarius. Obiit 15 Augusti, An Dom. 1715. Ætat. 68.

Upon a Pilllar in the said Cross Ile, this Inscription.

Prope hanc Columnam depositæ sunt Exuviæ mortales SAMUELIS BARTON, S. T. P. Hujus Ecclesiæ Collegiatæ Præbendarii. Qualis erat, paucis disce. Vir Ingenio, Eruditione, Probitato, Pietate; Deniq; haud fucato tam erga Ecclesiam, quàm erga Patriam, amore præstans. Obiit xviii Cal. Septemb. An. Dom. M.DCC.XV. Ætat. LXVIII.

On the South Wall behind the Choire, a fine Monument for Sir Cloudesly Shovel, Kt. represented lying on his left Side, his Figure being cut out of white Marble; and underneath, his Ship represented, striking against the Rock. The Inscription on the Monument, being in English, was this.

Sir CLOUDESLY SHOVEL, Kt. Rear Admiral of Great Britain, and Admiral and Commander in chief of the Fleet: The just Reward of his long and faithful Services. He was deservedly beloved of his Country; and esteemed, tho dreaded, by the Enmey, who had often experienced his Conduct and Courage. Being Shipwreckt on the Rocks of Scylly, in his Voyage from Thoulon, the 22d of October 1707, at Night, in the 57th Year of his Age. His Fate was lamented by all; but especially the Seafaring Part of the Nation; to whom he was a generous Patron, and a worthy Example. His Body was flung on the Shore, and buried with others in the Sands: But being soon after took up, was placed un-

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