Funny Scottish Epitaphs: The Surgeon’s Bones

A serious friend my drop a tear

On these dear bones and say

These once were strong as mine appear,

And mine must be as they.

Garrel Churchyard, Dumfries, John Henry, Surgeon, 1798

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

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