Mr. William Tichburne, Assistant to the printer

On Friday se’nnigh died in this Town, in his 33rd Year, Mr. William Tichburne, for some years last past an Assistant to the printer of this Paper. He had received a polite and liberal Education, was well versed in the Latin and Greek Languages, was an ingenious Poet, and an excellent Philosopher.—As a Companion he was agreeable and facetious,—and so perfectly inoffensive as never to have been heard to speak ill of any Person whatsoever.—He was Heir to a considerable Estate, which now must descend to his only Son, a Boy of about 7 years old.—Nothing gave him so much Pleasure as the Hopes of being one Day able to pay his Debts (contracted some Years ago whilst in Trade) and which ’tis to be hoped, at the proper Time, his Son will discharge, and thereby do justice to the memory and Request of his Father.