Epitaph on John Knight, Who Died Oct. 2, 1733

O FAIREST Pattern to a failing Age!
Whose Publick Virtue knew no Party rage:
Whose Private Name all Titles recommend,
The pious Son, fond Husband, faithful Friend:
In Manners plain, in Sense alone refind,
Good without Show, and without Weakness kind:
To Reason's equal dictates ever true,
Calm to resolve, and constant to pursue.
In Life, with ev'ry social Grace adorn'd,
In Death, by Friendship, Honour, Virtue; mourn'd.
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