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NEAR THIS PLACE ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
FORMERLY FELLOW OF
AND SUCCESSIVELY MASTER
OF THE FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOLS OF SHIPTON, BEVERLEY, AND WAKEFIELD IN THIS COUNTY. HE WAS BORN IN THIS VILLAGE, MAY iii. 1706.
AND DIED FEBRUARY viii. 1761.
TO AN ACCURATE AND EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF
A REFINED AND ELEGANT TASTE.
OF HIS DISPOSITION,
HIS DIFFIDENCE AND GENUINE MODESTY
ENDEARED HIM TO HIS PUPILS:
THEIR IMPROVEMENT IN LEARNING COMMANDED THEIR ESTEEM AND VENERATION. THEY HAVE CAUSED THIS MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED,
AS A TESTIMONY OF THEIR
A plain marble tablet, executed at York, is also placed in each of the schools over which he presided, with the subjoined inscription, varying
Williamson, T.Esq. Welton near Hull.
Bewick near Ferrybridge.
in some inconsiderable passages from the one originally proposed *.
UT DISCIPULOS SUOS, IN GLORIÆ SPEM EDUCATOS, INCREDIBILI QUADAM FACILITATE AD DOCTRINAM ALLICERET,
INDUSTRIAM EXCITARET ATQUE ACUERET.
SIBI CONCILIAVIT ET DEVINXIT,
ENIXE AMARUNT ET COLUERUNT.
ERAT ENIM, SI QUIS ALIUS,
OPTIME DE REPUBLICA MERITUM
INGRATA ÆTAS NEGI.EXERIT,
NATUS IN VILLA DE KIRBY MISPERTON,
ïïi MAII, A. D. 1706,
xi FEBRUARII, A. D. 1761.
They were both drawn up by Dr. Zouch, who received the Thanks of the Meeting above-mentioned for his “elegant and pathetic composition."