To the memory of James Bartleman, formerly a chorister and lay-clerk of Westminster Abbey, and Gentleman of His Majesty's Royal Chapel. Educated by Dr Cooke he caught all the taste and science of that great master, which he augmented and adorned with the peculiar powers of his native genius. He possessed qualities which are seldom united, a lively enthusiasm, with an exact judgment, and exhibited a perfect model of a correct stile, and a commanding voice; simple, and powerful; tender and dignified; solemn, chaste, and purely English, his social and domestick virtues corresponded with these rare endowments: affectionate and liberal; sincere, and open hearted; he was not less beloved by his family and friends, than admired by all for his preeminence in his profession. He was born 19th September 1769, Died 15th April 1821, and was buried in this cloister, near his beloved master.
Church: Westminster Abbey (in Westminster, London).
Virtue(s): Admired, Affection, Chastity*, Dignity*, Distinction*, Domestic virtues*, Enthusiasm, Exactness*, General social virtues, Genius, Gravity*, Judgement, Liberality, Liveliness*, Openness, Science, Simplicity*, Sincerity, Taste*, Tenderness.
Language: Only English.
Year of death: 1821.
Age at death: 51 (classed as: Adult).