Stone No. 1472
RICHARD BLYTH's Monument
In memoriam generosae indolis pueri Richardi Blyth, filii Richardi Blyth a Pittachob, qui turbato naturae ordine, vite & parentibus moestis novennarius ereptus est, 7 die Februarii 1637.
Hunc puerum terris tantum ostendere, nec ultra
Hac luce aetherea fata dedere frui;
Ignavi in dextris numerant feliciter annos,
Immodicis animi rara senecta venit .
To the memory of Richard Blyth, a boy of a generous engine, son to Richard Blyth of Pittachob, who, by the disturbed order of nature, was pluckt away from life and from his mournful parents, being as yet but nine years old, 7 February 1637.
Fates only shew'd this child unto the light,
And then him shrouded in long lasting night;
Dull souls have many years upon earth's stage,
But spirits great come rarely to old age.