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To the memory of
The Reverend JOHN CROSSE M.A.
For thirty two years vicar of this parish:
Whose character eminently combined
The erudition of a scholar,
The urbanity of a gentleman,
The grace of a Christian;
With the diligence, zeal and prudence
Of a faithful pastor.
His sole aim was to humble the sinner,
To exalt the saviour, and to promote holiness.
Publicly, and from house to house,
He catechised the young, relieved the poor,
Comforted the afflicted;
And made full proof of his ministry.
He was universally beloved
While living, and died, sincerely lamented,
June 17th A.D. 1816 aged 77 years.
This tablet was erected to his memory
By his surviving friends