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Her gifts despis'd, Corruption bluih'd and filed,
And Fame pursued him wbere Convidion led.
Age call'd, at length, his active mind to rest,
With honour fated, and with cares oppreft ;
To letter'd ease retir'd and honeft mirth,
To rural grandeur and domestic worth:
Delighted still to please mankind, or mend,
The patriot's fire yet sparkled in the friend.
Calm Conscience then, his former life survey'd,
And recollected toils endear'd the shade,
Till Nature calld him to the general doom,
And Virtue's forrow dignified his tomb.
Poetæ, Physici, Hifiorici,
Qui nullum ferè scribendi genus
Nullum quod tetigit non ornavit
Sive risus effent movendi
Affectuum potens at lenis dominator
Ingenio fublimis-vividus versatilis
Oratione grandis nitidus venustus.
Hoc monumentum memoriam coluit
Natus Hibernia Forniæ Lonfordiensis
In loco cui nomen Pallas
Nov. XXIX. M.DCC.XXXI.
Eblanæ literis inftitutus
April iv. M.DCC.LXXIV.
This monument is raised
Poet, Natural Philosopher, and ·
Who left no species of writing untouched
Unadorned by his pen,
Whether to move laughter
Or draw tears.
He was a powerful master
Over the affections,
Though at the same time a gentle tyrant ;
Of a genius at once sublime, lively, and
Equal to every subject :
His expression at once noble,
Pure, and delicate.
His memory will laft
As long as society retains affection,
Friendship is not void of honour,
And reading wants not her admirers.
He was born in the kingdom of Ireland,
At Ferns in the province
Where Pallas had set her name
29 Nov. 1731.
He was educated at Dublin,
And died in London,
4th April, 1774
HENRY THRALE, Esq.
Hic conditur quod reliquum est
Qui res feu civilis, seu domesticas, ita egit
Ut vitam illi longiorem multi optarent
Ut quam brevem effet, habiturus prescire videretur
Simplex apertus, fibique femper fimilis.
Nihil oftentavit, aut'arte fictum, aut cura
In Senatu, Regi, Patriæque
Vulgi obftrepentis, contempar animofus
Domi inter mille' mercaturæ negotia
Literarum elegantiam, minimæ neglexerit,
quocunque modo laborantibus
Conciliis auctoritate, muneribus adfuit
Inter familiares, comites, convivas hofpites
Tam facile fuit morum fuavitate
Ut omnium animos ad se alliceret
Tam felici sermonis libertate
Ut nulli adulatus, omnibus placeret:
Natus 1722. Obiit 1781.
Confortis, tumuli habet; Rodolphum, patrem
Strenuum fortemque virum, & Henricum
Filium unicum quem fpei parentem
Mors inopina decennem
Domus fælix & opulenta quam erexit
Avus auxitque pater cum nepote decedit.
Et vicibus rerum, humanarum perspectis :
Here lie the remains of
HENRY THR A L E,
Who so well discharged his several duties
Whether civil, or domestic,
That many wilhed him a longer life ;
So well the duties of his religion,
That he seemed to know before hand, how
Short a life he should enjoy!
Plain, honest, and always consistent,
He displayed nothing in his conduct
Either diffembled, or (tudied.
In Parliament he faithfully consulted the
Welfare of his King and COUNTRY.
A spirited contemner of the clamorous multitude
At home, amidst the numberless engagements-
Of business, he cultivated letters:
He affifted his friends in distress,
By his advice, his interest, and his fortune:
Amongst his affociates, companions, and guests,
He possessed that agreeable sweetness of manners
By which he won all hearts,
And that happy freedom of speech
By which he hattered no one
And pleased all.
He was born 1722. He died 1785.