Dryden was erected upon this hint, by Sheffield duke of Buckingham, to which was originally intended this epitaph. This Sheffield raised. The sacred dust below, Was Dryden once; the rest who does not know. Which was since changed into the plain inscription now upon it, viz. J. DRYDEN, Natus Aug. 9. 1631. Mortus Maii 1. 1701. Johannes Sheffield, Dux Buckinghamienfis secit. The character of Mr.