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SACRED to the memory of Thomas Withrings Esq cheife postmaster of Great Brittaine & Forreigne parts. Second to none, for unfathom'd pollicy unparralleld sagacious & diving genious. Witness his great correspondency in all parts of ye christian world. Here lies inter'd whom God from hence did call By speedy summons to his funerall Upon his sacred Day the world by love May judge it was to sing his praise above When on his way unto God's house love brings Him swifter passage upon Angells wings Full spread with zeale whereon his Soule doth fly To mercies throne in Twinckling of an eye ... This Epitaph may all him justly give ... who dies in Christ he dies not but to live ... ... In Christo mori est vivere ... ... Obijt Ano Dni 1651, Aetat suae 55 His Sonne and Heire with Him here doth lye Scarce five yeares old but pregnant then did dye Hopefull for virtue of those yeares but all Both young and old must hence when God doth call And happy are so good exchange to make Of this vile world for that to come they take ... Obijt aetatis suae Ano sere quinto ... Filius sane tasi Patrae digniffimas


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