Lives of the fellows

Claver Morris

b.1659 d.19 March 1726
AM Oxon(1682) Ex LRCP(1683) MB Oxon(1685) MD(1691)

Claver Morris, MD, was the son of the rev William Morris, AM, rector of Manston, co Dorset; and, being then a master of arts of New Inn hall, Oxford, of 19th June, 1682, he was, on the 4th August, 1683, admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians. He proceeded MB (at Oxford) 5th May, 1685, and MD 6th July, 1691. Dr Morris practised at Wells, co Somerset, and died there on the 19th March, 1726, aged 67. His monument bears the following inscription:
Hic jacet
Claverus Morris MD in agro Dorset:
ex ingenua familia oriundus:
Quem si noveris, virum noveris viator
facilem, jucundum, perurbanum,
in rebus suscipiendis cautum et sagacem
in agendis pariter animosum,
ex propositi subactis affectibus
tenacissimum.
Orthodoxi patris filius orthodoxus
a patre Gulielmo AM rectore de Manston
in bello civili propter Regem multa passo
didicit Regem et Ecclesiam unicè amare
nullius non artis liberalis facile princeps (?)
ad inferioris etiam notæ disciplinas
eleganter se demisit ingenium ejus versatile
non desultorium
Musices quippe cum paucis * * * * *
Chymicorum etiam arcana scrupulosissime perquirebat
cum Anatomiæ et Herbariæ veritate insudasset.
Ita instructus philosophiam
quam certissima Matheseos experimeutorum ope
assecutus est vitæ negotiis et quotidiano usui
feliciter accommodavît.
Præcipue vero in divino medendi arte
exercitatus cum intima naturæ adyta
acumine sibi proprio penetrasset;
remedia contra morbos graviores
suam non minus et laudem quam aliorum salute
a seipso excogitata, affabre elaboravit:
his animi dotibus lucem et ornamentum
addidit pietas instar Phœbi et eluxit
cum * * * * * successibus ægrotos reperceret
et nube latuit cum pauperibus
ea munera donaret ejus dextera quorum
sinistra, nunquam fait conscia,
qui negotiis religioni, honori inserviens
in terra nobis vixit; in cælo vivit sibi.
67 annos natus denatus
Martii 19° 1726.(1)

William Munk

[(1) The inscription is very illegible, and the above is probably in some parts incorrect.]

(Volume I, page 431)

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