William Neale

He lived in towne ever since the Plott, and that worthy generous gentleman Edmund Wyld, esq., was much supporting to him. His mother and Sir William were cosens german. But for these 5 yeares last past his gowtes etc. emaciated him extremely ; so that he did often put me in mind of that of Ovid. Metamorph. (xv. 229),

Fletque Milo senior cum spectat inanes

Illos, qui fuerant solidorum more tororum

Herculeis similes, fluidos pendere lacertos.