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Evelina Children's Hospital at Guy's Evelina Children's Hospital at Guy's

Memorial: Evelina Children's Hospital at Guy's

Erection date: /9/2006

Inscription

{On the ground around the glass sculpture:}
In small proportions we just beauties see; and in short measures life may perfect be.
{From The Noble Nature by Ben Jonson}

{On the round stone in the ground at the front:}
Please rest here a while. This space is for you to celebrate the lives of all the children who died in the Evelina at Guy's Hospital. Together we held them.
Designed by Carol Misch. Glass by Detlel Tanz. Funded by Guy's & St Thomas' Charity. Sept 2006.

{On a modern information board at the back:}
This memorial was commissioned to commemmorate {sic} those children who died at the Evelina Children's Hospital when it was on the Guy's campus. When the hospital moved to the St Thomas' site, bereaved parents wanted a tranquil place to visit here at Guy's.

Jonson seems to have had a special ability with elegies for children, not least his own two who died in the plague. Some information about this unusual memorial at London-SE1.

Site: Evelina Children's Hospital at Guy's (1 memorial)

SE1, Great Maze Pond, Guy's Hospital - Memorial Park

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Evelina Children's Hospital at Guy's

Information Subjects commemorated

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Evelina Hospital for Sick Children

The Evelina Children's Hospital was founded by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild ...

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Children who died in the Evelina at Guy's Hospital

See the Evelina Children's Hospital for more information.

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Evelina Children's Hospital at Guy's

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Guy's & St Thomas' Charities Foundation

It can trace its origins back to 1553, when King Edward VI re-established St ...

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Ben Jonson

Playwright and poet. Born in Westminster, possibly, and a committed Londoner,...

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Guy's Hospital

Founded by Thomas Guy in concept in 1721 but it was not until 6 January 1725 ...

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