James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
Epitaph on Algernon Sidney
By Robert Southey (17741843)
Algernon Sidney was the younger son of the second Earl of Leicester. He served in the Parliamentary army during the Civil War and after holding many honorable offices was arrested on the discovery of the Rye House Plot (with which he had no connection) and was executed on Dec. 7, 1683.