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A kick in the head; or, Expect the Unexpected

Grave of Richard Elliston, Ely Cathedral
Grave of Richard Elliston, Ely Cathedral

Near this place lies the Body of

RICHARD ELLISTON

A Youth of such uncommon Endowment
Singular Modesty Sweetness of Temper and
engaging Behaviour as could not but inspire his Relations and
friends with the most pleasing Hopes

But alas all these were defeated in an
instant by an unhappy Death occasioned
by the Kick of a Horse. August 4th 1744
In the 13th Year of his Age.

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