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Waldo, Rev. Dr. ........... Dr. Redman 207
...... Bp. Watson 13
Jud.......... Pope 189
The Inscription upon the Statue of
JOHN HOWARD, Esa. Erected to his Memory in St. Paul's Cathedral, 1796.
This extraordinary man Had the fortune to be honoured, whilst living, . In the manner which his virtues deserved. ... He received the thanks Of both Houses of the British and Irish Parliaments, For his eminent services rendered to his country
And mankind. Our National Prisons and Hospitals, Improved upon the suggestion of his wisdom, Bear -testimony to the solidity of his judgement, And to the estimation in which he was held
In every part of the civilized world, Which he traversed to reduce the sum of human
misery. From the Throne to the Dungeon, his name was Mentioned with respect, gratitude, and admiration!
His modesty alone Defeated various efforts that were made during his life,
To erect this Statue, Which the publick has now consecrated to his memory. He was born at Hackney in the county of Middlesex,
Sept. 2, 1726. The early part of his life was spent in retirement,
Residing principally on his paternal estate
: at Cardington, in Bedfordshire,
In the year 1773.
On the 20th January, 1790, . A victim to the perilous and benevolent attempt To ascertain the cause of, and find an efficacious
remedy for the plague. He trod an open, but unfrequented path to immortality, In the ardent and unintermitted exercise of Christian
: Charity. . May this tribute to his fame Excite an emulation of his truly glorious atchievements.
Iritten l'y Sir JVilliam Jones for himself.
Here was deposited,
But scught not riches.;
None below him, but the base and unjust, None above him, but the wise and virtuous ;
With an ardour,
And who having devoted
; And to
Resigned it calmly
In the Year of our blessed Redeemer "One Thousand Seven Hundred and [Ninety-four.]
On Master Hall. Tho' infant years no pompous honors claim, The vain parade of monumental fame, To be their praise; the last great day shall rear The spotless innocence that sleepeth here.