whisky and gold

Funny Scottish epitaphs: Tom Purdie

 

On the death of his favoutite servant, Sir Walter Scott (1771 -1832) joined the long tradition of composers of funny Scottish epitaphs:

Here lies one who might be trusted with untold gold

But not with unmeasured whisky.

 

Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers, Edinburgh,1990

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