Elihu Yale, the founder of Yale College, New Haven, Conn., was buried at Wrexham, Wales. His monument bears this inscription:
Under this tomb lyes interr’d Elihu Yale of Place Gronow, Esq. born 5th April 1648 and dyed the 8th of July, 1721, aged 73 years.
Born in America, in Europe bred,
In Afric travelled, and in Asia wed,
Where long he liv’d and thriv’d, in London died,
Much good, some ill, he did; so hope all’s even,
And that his soul thro’ mercy’s gone to heaven.
You that survive and read, take care
For this most certain exit to prepare,
Where, blest in peace, the actions of the just
Smell sweet and blossom in the silent dust.