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The City of WESTMINSTER.

On the same Side is another Monument, with this Inscription.

Hic jacet Maria Uxor Thomæ Clopton, Armig. Filia Domini Willi. Waldgrave, Militis, utrisque tam Mariti, quam Patris illustrata Familiis. Obiit 19. Decemb. 1599, De qua sunt superstites 4. Liberi, Willielmus, Gualterus, Elizabetha, & Maria.

Cloptoni jacet hic Conjux, Waldgravia proles,     
Uxor digna viro, Filia digna Patre:
Alter in alterius splendet virtutibus, ut lux     
Sitque viro, & Patri, virque paterque sibi.

This Monument is in the South Side of the Chancel, with this Inscription.

Hic sita est Elizabetha Dutton filia primogenita Thomæ Egerton, Equitis Aurati, filii primogeniti Tho. Egerton, Equitis Aurat. Dom. magni sigilli Angliæ Custodis. Qui nunc honorem summi Angliæ Cancellarii & Baronis de Elesmere gerit. Nupta fuit Johan. Dutton ex antiquissima familia Duttonorum in Comitatu Cestriæ: Sed uxorem, viduam & Virginem ab avo pie educatam, venustate, pietate & modestia prestantissimam præmatura mors ad loca excelsa & beatissima (quo omnes tendimus) non sine multorum lachrymis præmisit. Obiit die secundo Octobris 1611, vixit annos 16. M. iiij. D xxi.
Idem nobilissimus Baro de Elesmere, Angliæ Cancellarius, avus indulgentissimus mœstissimusque nepoti charissimæ amoris Ergo posuit.

Another Monument in the same Church, with this Inscription.

To the worthy, learned, and godly Gentleman, William Cooke, Esquire, her deare Husband, Sonne to the Right Worshipful Sir Anth. Cooke, Knight, Frances his most loving Wife, Daughter to that most Noble Gentleman, the Lord John Gray, Brother to the sometime High and Mighty Prince Henry Gray, the last Duke of Suffolke, hath dedicated this Monument in Memory of his Vertue and her Love. Died the 14. Day of May, and in the Yeere of his Age 56.

This Tombe for her deare Spouse,     
hath Noble Frances placed;
Lamenting much, with greater Gifts     
this Tombe should not be graced:
And grieves as much Companion-like,     
this Tombe should not containe
Their Wills in Earth, since both on Earth     
one Will they did retaine.

On the North Side of the Chancel is this Inscription.

Honoratissimo patri Dauncio [Amicio] Pouleto Equiti aurato, insulæ Jerseæ Præfecto, apud Christianissimum regem quondam Legato, nobilissimi ordinis Garterii, Cancellario, & Serenissimæ principis Elizabethæ Consilario, Antonius Pouletus Filius, hoc pietatis Monumentum Mœrens posuit.

Gardez la foy.
Quod verbo servare fidem (Poulete) solebas,     
Quam bene conveniunt hæc tria verba tibi:
Quod gladio servare fidem, Poulete, solebas,     
Quam bene conveniunt hæc tria signa tibi.
Patria te sensit, sensit Regina fidelem,     
Sic fidus Civis, sicque Senator eras.
Te fidum Christus, te fidum Ecclesia sensit,     
Sic servas inter multa pericla fidem,
Ergo quod servo princeps, Ecclesia nato,     
Patria quod fido cive sit orba, dolet,
Interea Christus defuncti facta coronat,     
A quo servatam viderat esse fidem.

Margareta Poulet hoc Epitaphium mœroris simul & amoris sui perpetuum testem amico conjugi suo charissimo clarissimoque dicavit.

Conjugis est (testante Deo) pars altera conjux,     
Vir caput est, unum corpus uterque refert,
Una caro, mens una, thoro sociata jugali,     
Solamen vitæ præsidiumque suæ:
Ergo meo luctus quis par queat esse dolori     
Cui viæ pars est altera dempta meæ.
Sed quid flere juvat, non sic revocabere conjux,     
Namque tibi pietas stravit ad astra viam:
Hæc spes sola juvat: qui nos conjunxit in unum,     
Hunc sibi postremo jungere velle die.

Another Monument in the same Church, with this Inscription.

Hic jacet Maria Domina Cheeke, filia R. Hill, Armig. fœmina pia & prudens, & quæ fuit usque ad obitum una dominarum in privata Camera Reginæ Elizabethæ, (quæ fuit tunc dignitas in præcipuo honore.) Nupta fuit primo Johanni Cheeke, Mil. Magistro [&] principali Secretario Regis Edwardi 6. viro optimo & eruditissimo. Cui peperit Henricum hæredem paternæ virtutis, & Regiæ Majestatis à Secretis in Concilio Eboracensi, Johan. Cheeke, virum egregium & magnanimum & Edwardum Cheeke.     
Vixit circa 84 Annos.     
Obiit Novemb. 30. 1616.

Secundò nupta Henrico Mackwilliams, Arm. Viro ex Nobiliss. Familia Hibernorum. Cui peperit Henricum, * qui sine prole obiit, & Margaretam seniorem filiam, nuptam viro honorabili Johanni Domino Stanhope. Baroni de Harrington, Vice-camerario Reginæ Eliza. & R. Jacobo thesaurario cameræ, & Magistro * cursarum Regio: Susannam nuptam Edwardo Sandeys, * Arm. deinde Gothardo * Pemberton, Mil. & ultimò Thomæ Ireland, Mil. Ambrosiam nuptam Willielmo Kingswell, Mil. Cassandram Georgio Cotton, Mil. & Ceciliam nuptam Thomæ Ridgway, Mil. Dom. thesaurario Regio in Hibernia.

*Al.Thomam.

*Forte Cursorum regiorum.

*Al. Sanders.

*Al. Godardo.

A very fair Table fastened to a Pillar near the Pulpit; in which is curiously drawn the Figure of an Angel holding the Coat of Arms of the living Husband and dead Wife, for whom it was there set up: Also of a Death's Head, with an Hour-glass upon it: The Border of the Table filled (excellent in Proportion and Colours) with Deaths Heads, Branches of Palm, and other fresh and beautiful Flowers.

Nascendo Morimur.
Quid Cranii sibi forma novi vult ista? Quid Hora?
Quidque super Cranio, lumen nova nata, segesque?
Nempe dies mortis, vitæ fit origo perennis;
Quæ moritur mundo, nascitur illa Deo.

What doth this Scull? What doth this Houre-glasse show?
The Corne and Palme, that on the Scull doth grow?
It meaneth this, that Death the End of Strife,
Is the Beginning to Eternal Life:
Death is the Doore to Immortality,
She's borne to God, that to the World doth dye.
The burning Taper to his End doth waste,
Whilst Life and Death to meet each other haste;
Then happy she, that did her Life apply,
Here and above to live eternally.

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