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H 115 x W 113 x D 202 cm
Tomb or mausoleum
on top of tomb lid: Know, stranger, ere thou pass, beneath this stone / Lie John Tradescent, grandsire, father, son / The last dy'd in his spring, the other two, / Liv'd till they had travelled art and nature thro / As by their choice collections may appear, / Of what is rare in land, in sea, in air: / Whilst they (as Homer's Iliad in a nut) / A world of wonders in one closet shut, / These famous antiquarians that had been / Both Gardeners to the Rose and Lilly Queen, / Transplanted now themselves, sleep here and when / Angels shall with their trumpets waken men, / And fire shall purge the world, these three shall rise / And change this Garden then for Paradise. Erected 1662 / Repaird [sic] by subscription 1773 / Restored 1988