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Epitaph on Sir William Trumbal

By Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

A PLEASING form; a firm yet cautious mind;

Sincere, though prudent; constant, yet resigned:

Honor unchanged, a principle profest,

Fixed to one side, but moderate to the rest:

An honest courtier, yet a patriot too;

Just to his prince, and to his country true:

Filled with the sense of Age, the fire of Youth,

A scorn of wrangling, yet a zeal for truth;

A generous faith, from superstition free;

A love to peace, and hate of tyranny:

Such this man was; who now from earth removed,

At length enjoys that liberty he loved.