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DESCRIPTION OF THE SCENERY, &c.
and the title-deeds of the house in her lap, surrounded by a group of infant scholars, in full persuasion that her habitation was feeding the flames; but, contrary to her expectation, under its friendly roof, where she had long resided, she finished her career of mortality, and was buried close to the west end of the church, near her first husband, who died of the small-pox. A stone has been erected to her memory by the Duke of Grafton, on which is the following inscription, written by the Rev. R. Fellowes:
Beneath this stone are deposited the mortal remains of Elizabeth Glover, who died December 1804. Her maiden name was Manby, and she was twice married: by her first husband, who lies buried near this spot, she was the mother of six children, the youngest of whom was Robert Bloomfield, the Pastoral Poet. In her household affairs she was a pattern of industry, cleanliness, and every domestic virtue. By her kind, her meek, and inoffensive behaviour, she had conciliated the sincere good-will of all her neighbours and acquaintance. Nor amid the busy cares of time was she
- Bloomfield has some exquisite lines on the death and burial of his father, in his "Good Tidings, or News from the Farm," written in favour of vaccine inoculation. Dr. Jenner was so well pleased with this poem, that, highly to his honour, he presented its author with a durable and gratifying memorial of his esteem.