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EPITAPH on a MISER.
I dare believe that four in five : Will think his better Half alive. We shall give but one example more of this kind, which is a merry Epitaph on an old Fiddler, who was remarkable. - (we may suppose), for beating time to his own musick.
On Stephen the Fiddler.
Stephen beat Time, now Time's beat Stephen. We are now come to that sort of Epitaph which rejects Rhyme, and has no certain and determinate measure ; but where the diction must be pare and strong, every word have weight, and the antichefis be preserved in a clear and dia rect opposition. We cannot give a better example of this, sort of Epitaph, than that on the tomb of Mr. Pulteney, in the cloysters of Wesiminfier- Abbey.