COLLEG(II) REGIN(ARUM) CANTAB(RIGIENSIS) A(RTIUM) B(ACCALAUREATI)
QUI HUIUS PAROECHIAE ANNOS TRIGINTA
SACERDOS VICARIUS FUIT
NATUS EST DIE TRICESIMO DECEMB(RI) A(NNO) D(OMINI) 1805
OBIIT DIE NONO FEB(RUARII ) A(NNO) D(OMINI) 1867
HIC VITAE MORTALIS ABACTA VESTE QUIESCIT
CUI FUIT EX CHRISTO PECTORE CARA FIDES.
OMNIBUS URBANUS DIDICIT SUCCURRERE MAESTIS
NEC VOLUIT FORIBUS TRISTIS ABIRET INOPS.
of John Tyson
Of the Queens' College, Cambridge, Bachelor of Arts,
Who, for thirty years, of this parish
Was priest vicar.
Born on the thirtieth day of December in the Year of Our Lord 1805
Died on the ninth day of February, 1867
Here, having set aside the garb of mortal life, there takes his rest
A man who had in his heart a precious faith from Christ.
A true gentleman, he learned to succour all who grieved,
Nor would he have it that a needy man should go sorrowing from his door.
(The original Latin is in the form of two elegiac couplets.)
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