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EPITAPH ON SIR BENJAMIN HEATH MALKIN
Is sacred to the memory
SIR BENJAMIN HEATH MALKIN, Knight, One of the Judges of The Supreme Court of Judicature: A man eminently distinguished
By his literary and scientific attainments, By his professional learning and ability, By the clearness and accuracy of his intellect, By diligence, by patience, by firmness, by love of truth, By public spirit, ardent and disinterested, Yet always under the guidance of discretion, By rigid uprightness, by unostentatious piety, By the serenity of his temper,
And by the benevolence of his heart.
He was born on the 29th September, 1797. He died on the 21st October, 1837.
THE LAST BUCCANEER
THE winds were yelling, the waves were swelling,
The sky was black and drear,
When the crew with eyes of flame brought the ship with.
out a name
Alongside the last Buccaneer.
"Whence flies your sloop full sail before so fierce a gale, When all others drive bare on the seas?
Say, come ye from the shore of the holy Salvador,
"From a shore no search hath found, from a gulf no line can sound,
Without rudder or needle we steer;
Above, below, our bark, dies the sea fowl and the shark, As we fly by the last Buccaneer.
To-night there shall be heard on the rocks of Cape de Verde
A loud crash, and a louder roar;
And to-morrow shall the deep, with a heavy moaning,
The corpses and wreck to the shore."
The stately ship of Clyde securely now may ride
In the breath of the citron shades;
And Severn's towering mast securely now flies fast,
From St. Jago's wealthy port, from Havana's royal
The seaman goes forth without fear;
For since that stormy night not a mortal hath had sight Of the flag of the last Buccaneer.
EPITAPH ON A JACOBITE
To my true king I offered free from stain
O thou, whom chance leads to this nameless stone,
EPITAPH ON LORD METCALFE
Near this stone is laid
A statesman tried in many high offices
And found equal to all.
The three greatest Dependencies of the British Crown
Are held in honorable remembrance
Which long suffering had engendered in one class
In Canada, not yet recovered from the calamities of civil
He reconciled contending factions
To each other, and to the Mother Country. Costly monuments in Asiatic and American cities Attest the gratitude of the nations which he ruled. This tablet records the sorrow and the pride With which his memory is cherished by his family.