Here lies Nothing.
The impious Resurrectionist
At night dared to invade
This quiet spot, and upon it
Successful inroads made.
And when to relatives the fact
Distinctly did appear.
The stone was placed to tell the world,
There’s Nothing resting here.
A headstone placed on a grave where a snatched body should have been.
Recorded in 1843 for The Howff, Dundee.
Dane Love: Scottish Kirkyards. Hale, London