Poetical recreations consisting of original poems, songs, odes, &c. with several new translations : in two parts
An EPITAPH to the Memory (and fix't on the Tomb) of Sir PALME FAIRBORN, Governour of Tangier, who, in Execution of his Command, was Mor∣tally Wounded by a Shot from the Moors, that then besieged the Town, Octob. 24. 1680.
YE Sacred Reliques, which this Marble keep,
Here, undisturb'd by Wars, in quiet sleep:
Discharge the Trust, which when it was below,
Fairborn's undaunted Soul did undergo,
And be the Towns Palladium from the Foe.
Alive and dead he will these Walls defend,
Great Actions, Great Examples must attend.
The Candian Siege his early Valour knew,
Where Turkish Blood did his young hands embrew
From thence returning with deserv'd applause,
Against the Moors, his well-flesh'd Sword he draws;
The same the Courage, and the same the Cause.
His Youth and Age, his Life and Death combine,
As in some great and regular design,
All of a piece throughout, and all Divine.
Page 7Still nearer Heav'n his Vertues shone more bright,
Like rising Flames expanding in the height,
The Martyrs Glory crown'd the Souldiers Fight.
More bravely Brittish Gen'ral never fell,
Nor Gen'rals Death was e'er reveng'd so well;
Which his pleas'd Eyes beheld before their close,
Follow'd by Thousand Victims of his Foes.