death ye mercat

This world is a citie

Ful of streets,

And death ye mercat

That al men meets.

If lyfe were a thing,

That monie could

Buy, the puir could

Not live, and ye rich

would not die.

(Elgin)

Hamish Brown: A Scottish Graveyard Miscellany. Birlinn, Edinburgh; 2008

 

 

 

 

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