1809 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. William Perfect

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 79 (July 1809) 684.



At Malling, Kent, sincerely esteemed and lamented, William Perfect, M.D.; who, after having devoted a long life to the service of the most wretched of his fellow-beings, in the very skilful and humane exercise of his profession, may truly be said to have diminished the sum of human misery; while by the amiable and social qualities of his mind, and the generous and constant distribution of his property, he contributed, in an equal degree, to the stock of sublunary happiness. His social and moral virtues will long be remembered by the Antient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons in that county; and the memory of their zealous and affectionate Grand Master will be long and ardently cherished; while the numerous dependents upon his bounty will do ample justice to the goodness of his heart, and acknowledge with regret, that in him Humanity has lost a friend. As an author, he was well known, and not without merit.