« السابقةمتابعة »
And the constant exercise of a good style,
And a peculiar nicety
The flow of his sentences was lucid;
Recommended his language
His voice full and musical,
His eye piercing in the extreme, But softly tempered by the sprightliness of his whole countenance
And the pleasantest graces of latent wit. When imparting to his pupils the higher polish of education, He exhibited a talent for instruction the most precise and
exquisite, And in forming their minds to every call of duty, Protected the character of the Master with the greatest truth and
Stili. Que. Frequentissima. Exercitatione. Limatum
Et. In. Nodis. Rei. Metricæ . Solvendis
Lucidus . Erat. Sententiarum . Ordo
Sermonem . Ejus . Ad. Magnam
Vox. Plena. Et. Canora
Et. Argutiæ. Jucundissimo. Lepore. Conditæ
Hasce . Ad. Laudes . Accesserunt
And in a wonderful manner allured
In advancing an Institution s
To poor and aged schoolmasters,
His zeal was sedulous and ardent. His diligence was worthy a man thoroughly learned,
İn collecting a library,
Which was so rich
And published works,
It was bought at the public cost,
By order of the English Parliament.
Of venerating God...
Quæ. Optimi. Cujusque. Benevolentiam. Conciliabat Et. Discipulos. Ad Amorem. Et. Reverentiam . Preceptoris . Sui
Solatium. Ac. Perfugium. Præbere . Possent
In. Comparanda. Bibliotheca
Ita. Ornata . Fuit
Emeretur. Sumtu. Publico
RICHARD BUSBY, D.D.
Doctor BUSBY's monument stands against the screen of the choir, in the south aisle of Westminster Abbey: it is the work of Bird, an able artist, who executed the sculpture work of St. Paul's Cathedral, but who has been chiefly commended for this performance, which ranks as his master-piece, and is additionally entitled to attention for the elegance of the epitaph inscribed upon it. The doctor is represented in the full size of life, reclining among his books, and appears still devoted to study, though nearly worn out by its intensity : in his right hand is a pen, in his left a manuscript. The design is simple and natural, the finishing decidedly neat, and the effect consequently good. The inscription is long, and in Latin, but expressed in a purer idiom than is now to be observed in the generality of such compositions. This is the substance of it:
* Underneath, behold
The effigy of Busby,
Such as he met the eyes of men!
. But if
You farther seek,
* En infra positam
Ultra desideras ;
In the Court, the Senate, and the Church,
Our lights, and leading men:
And, when you have contemplated
The man he certainly was
Most ably exercised,
And happily improved,
He it was
And developed manhood
While only reared as boys.
Impressed by his discipline,
All faithful, and many strenuous.
Aulæ, Senatûs, atque Ecclesiæ
Principes viros contemplare:
Is certe erat
Et acutè perspexit,
. Is erat
Ita docendo finxit alùitque
Sensim succrescerent viri.
In publicum prodiere
To BUSBY are they all to be ascribed,
Both now and hereafter ever.
A subject so valuable to his country Flourished, under the pleasure of Heaven, for many years, and
with many blessings.
To relieve the poor,
Repair our Churches-
And to these
He bequeathed in death.
Richard Busby, of Lincolnshire.
S. T. P.
Quæcumque demum sit fama
Busbeto maxime debetur,
Tam utilem patriæ civem
Et hos in usus
Richardus Busby, Lincolniensis,
S. T. P.