ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Joseph Trapp
Anonymous, Inscription for Joseph Trapp, 1747 ca.; Universal Magazine 4 (May 1749) 226.
Rev. Joseph Trapp:
1707: Thomas Tickell
1718 ca.: Rev. Abel Evans
1725: Thomas Cooke
1740: William Brownsword
1747 ca.: Anonymous
1754: Thomas Francklin
1779: Samuel Johnson
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1797: Rev. Joseph Warton
1800 ca.: Robert Southey
Twenty-six years Minister of the united Parishes of Christ-Church, in Newgate Street, and St. Leonard, Foster-Lane, London, who was buried in the Church of Harlington, in Middlesex, of which also he was Rector.
In grateful acknowledgement of the benefits received by the ministry of so excellent a Preacher, and so valuable a Friend, several of his hearers have, at their own expence, erected this Monument.
Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell, think, Christians, think.
You stand on vast eternity's dread brink;
Faith and repentance, piety, and pray'r,
Despise this world, the next be all your care:
Thus while my tomb the solemn silence breaks,
And to the eyes this cold, dumb marble speaks,
Tho' dead I preach; if e'er with ill success,
Living, I strove th' important truths to press,
Your precious, your immortal soul to save,
Hear me, at last, O hear me, from my grave.