London, by David Hughson

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 618 páginas
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1808. Excerpt: ... tged 35. Of his brother, Rich A no Bcrke, Esq, barrister at law, and recorder of the city of Bristol, who died on the 4th of February, 1794." ', In the churchyard a table monument of white marble records the memory of the poet Waller. On each sidd is a Latin inscription. That on the west expresses, that t he had so improved his native language, that should the IvTuscs cease to renounce Greek. and Latin, they would be in love with the English." The substance of the inscription on the east side, is to this effect: ..' "Edmund Waller, to whom tMs marble is sacred, was a native of Colcshill, -and a student at Cambridge. His father was Robert; his mother of the Hampden family. He was born the '30th of March, 1605. His first wife was Anne, only daughter and heiress of EdwSrd Banks. Twice made a father by liis first wife, and thirteen times by his second, whom he survived eight years: he died the 21st of October, 1687." t 'Hall Barns, at Bcaconsfield, is celebrated as the seat of Waller the poet. It is remarkable that this great man, .who was born at Coleshill, as before related, bought a small house toward the decline of life, with a little land, on his natal spot; observing, " that he should be glad to die, like the stag, where he was roused." This, however, did not happen. "When he was at Beaconsfield," says Johnson, he found his legs grow tumid: he went to Windsor, The son and brother of Edmund Burke. f This celebrated poet died at Beaconsfield, in 1687, at the age of eighty-two. The above handsome monument was erected to his memory, by his son's executors, in 1700, on the east side of the churchyard, near the family vault, where an old walnut-tree is remaining, at the west end of the monument, inclosed within the iron rails around the tomb. Part of the branc...

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