If you seek a memorial, look about you.

Christopher Wren’s epitaph in Saint Paul’s

which translates as:

Buried below is the founder of this church and city, Christopher Wren, who lived more than ninety years [and lived] not for himself but for the public good. Reader, if you seek a memorial, look about you.

Conditor I’m rendering as ‘founder’ to emphasis the honorific over the more technically appropriate to Wren definitions of ‘maker, builder, framer, establisher.’

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