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25th of June 1767, aged 25, and whose remains lie in the neighbouring church at Norton, this stone, an unavailing tribute of affliction, is by her husband erected and inscribed.

" She was the only daughter of Eliab Breton, of Forty Hill, Middlesex, Esq. and was married to John Hope,' of London, merchant, to whom she left three infant sons, Charles, John, and William,

Tho' low on earth, her beauteous form decay'd,
My faithful wife, my lovd Mariu's laid,
In sad remembrance, the afflicted raise ;
No pompous tomb inscrib'd with venal praise.
To statesmen, warriors, and to kings, belong
The trophied sculpture, and the poet's song ;
And these the proud erpiring often claim,
Their wealth bequeathing to record their name.
But humble virtue, stealing to the dust,
Heeds not our lays or monumental bust.
To name her virtues ill befits my grief-
What was my bliss can now give no relief: ,
A husband mourns-the rest let friendship tell;
Fame, spread her worth! a husbund knew it well."

A medallion and inscription, viz. This monument is erected to the memory of the Right Honourable James Stuart Mackenzie, Lord Privy Seal of Scotland, a man whose virtues did honour to humanity. He cultivated and encouraged sciences; and during a long life, was generous without ostentation, and secretly charitable, friendly, bospitable, and ever ready to oblige. He was beloved and revered by all: he had many friends, and not one enemy. He died the 6th of April 1800, in the 82d year of bis age. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John, Duke of Argyle and Greenwich, his uncle. This simple monument is



meant as an expression of gratitude of one who - had the greatest obligations to that excellent man, and who, during the space of forty-two years, had the happiness to enjoy, without any interruption, his esteem and friendship.

Sacred to the memory of Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell, Knight of the Bath, M. P. Colonel of the 74th regiment of foot, Hereditary Usher of the White Rod for Scotland, late Governor of Jamaica, Governor of Fort St. George, and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces on the Coast of Coromandel, in the East Indies. He died equally regretted and admired for his eminent civil and military services to his country; possessed of distinguished endowments of mind, dignified manners, inflexible integrity, unfeigned benevolence, with every social and amiable virtue, He departed this life, March 31, A. D. 1791, aged 52.

« Alas, piety ! alas, fidelity, like that of old, and warlike courage! when shall you have his equal ?”

. . . . . . . A medallion of Sir Archibald Campbell is exhibited by Fame, which Genius is beholding with a wreath in one hand, and a torch in the other ; about the monument are placed military ensigns, and on it the above inscription. "

Here also lies the body of his nephew, Lieut. General Sir James Campbell, Bart. G. C. H. and C.S.F.M. who served during the whole of the last war in many distinguished situations, was Commander of the Forces in the Ionian Islands at the General Peace of 1814, and died at London upon the sixth of June 1819, aged 54. .. !

EDWARD ATKYNS.- Below the above is a monúment to the memories of Edw. Atkyns ; Sir Robert Atkyns, his eldest son ; Sir Edw. Atkyns, his youngest son; and of Sir Robt. Atkyns, eldest



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son of the above Robert. The first was one of the Barons of the Exchequer in the reigns of Charles I. and II. and of such loyalty as to resist the most splendid offers of the Oliverian party. He died in 1669, aged 82.-The second was created Knight of the Bath, at the Restoration; was afterwards L.C.B. of the Exchequer under King Williain, and Speaker of the House of Lords in several Parliaments; a person of eminent learning, as his writings abundantly prove. He died in 1680, aged 88.- The third was L. C. B. of the Exchequer at the time of the Revolution ; but not approving that measure, he retired from public business to his seat in Norfolk, where his chief employment was healing breaches among his neighbours, which he decided with such exemplary justice, that none refused his reference, nor did the most litigious men appeal from his award. He died in 1698, aged 68.--The fourth was versed in the antiquities of his country, of which bis History of Gloucestershire was a proof. He died in 1711, aged 65 years.

The inscription sets forth, that in memory of his ancestors, who have so honourably presided in the Courts of Justice in Westminster Hall, Edward Atkyns, Esq. late of Ketteringham, in Norfolk, second son of the last-named Sir Edward, caused this monument to be erected. He died Jan. 20, 1750, aged 79 years.

Joseph Addison, Esq.—This monument is lately put up, viz. April (1809, and consists of a fine statue of the deceased, standing on'a circu. lar basement, about which are small figures of the nine Muses. The Latiu inscription is to the following purport :

“Whoever thou art, venerate the memory of Joseph Addison, in whom Christian faith, virtue,

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and good morals, found a continual patron; whose genius was shewn in verse, and every exquisite kind of writing ; who gave to posterity the best example of pure language, and the best rules for living well, which remain and ever will remain sacred; whose weight of argument was tempered with wit, and accurate judgment with politeness, so that he encouraged the good and reformed the improvident, tamed the wicked, and in some degree made them in love with virtue. He was born in the year 1672, and his fortune being increased gradually, arrived at length to public honours. Died in the 48th year of his age, the honour and delight of the British nation.”

- George FREDERICK HANDEL.—This is the last monument which that eminent statuary Roubiliac lived to finish. It is affirmed that he first became conspicuous, and afterwards finished the exercise of his art, with a figure of this extraordinary man. The first was erected in the gardens at Vauxhall—therefore well known to the public. The last figure is very elegant, and the face is a strong likeness of its original. The left arın is resting on a group of musical instruments, and the attitude is very expressive of great attention to the harmony of an angel playing on a barp in the clouds over his head. Before it lies the celebrated Messiah, with that part open, where is the much-admired air-" I know that my Redeemer liveth.Beneath only this inscription:

“George Frederick Handel, Esq. born Feb. 23, 1684. Died April 14, 1759." "Sir Thomas and Lady Robinson.—This monument is sacred (as the inscription sets forth) to the memory of the Dowager Baroness Lechmore, eldest daughter of Charles Howard, third Earl of


Carlisle, and widow of Nicholas Lord Lechmore, afterwards married to Sir Thomas Robinson, of Rookby Park, in the county of York, Bart. who ordered by his last will this monument to be erected, to perpetuate his grateful sense of the pleasure he had in the conversation of an accomplished woman, a sincere friend, and an agreeable companion; with particular directions that his own bust should be placed by hers. She was born Oct. 28, 1728, and died April 10, 1772, aged 44. Sir Thomas, after enjoying many honourable and lucrative employments in the State, spent the latter part of his life in retirement, dying March 3, 1777, aged 76.

WILLIAM OUTRAM, D.D.-The Latin inscription on this monument gives an ample account of the person for whom it was erected. He was born in Derbyshire, Fellow of Trivity and Christ Church Colleges in Cambridge, Canon of this Abbey, and Archdeacon of Leicester ; an accomplished divine, a nervous and accurate writer, an excellent and diligent preacher, first in Lincolnshire, afterwards in London, and lastly at St. Margaret's, Westminster, where he finished his life with great applause, Aug. 22, 1678, aged 54. The inscription on the pedestal shews farther, that, after a long and religious life, and 42 years of widowhood, Jane, his wife, died Oct. 4, 1721.

Dr. STEPHEN HALES.- Over Dr Outram is a monunient erected to the memory of that eminent Divine and Philosopher, Dr. Stephen Hales. Here are two beautiful figures in relief, Religion and Botany; the latter holds a medallion of this great, explorer of nature to public view; Religion is deploring the loss of the Divine; and at the feet of Botany, the winds are displayed on a globe, wbich allude to his invention of the ventilators. The Latin inscription is to the following effect :E 3


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