Funny Scottish Epitaphs – the carpenter

William Fettes the Carpenter, Montrose, 1809 The handicraft that lieth here For on the death truth should appear Part of his bier his own hands made and in the same his body is laid. Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Edinburgh, Chambers, 1990

Funny Scottish Epitaphs – the laird

Headstone to James Grieve, Laird of Boghead, Tarbolton: Here lies Boghead amang the dead, In hopes to get salvation; But if such as he in Heav'n may be, Then welcome, hail! damnation. Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Edinburgh, Chambers, 1990

Funny Scottish Epitaphs – JGW 1693

He had strong judgment, quick imagination and retentive Memory. He possessed the love and respect of all who knew him. The he sullied it al.He died of drink. Written in stone in Staplegordon. Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers, Edinburgh, 1990

Funny Scottish Epitaphs: game in heaven

Here David Forrest's corpse asleep does lyeHis soul with Christ enjoys tranquility,A famous fowler on earth was heAnd for the snare shall last his memory.His years were 65 - now he doth singGlory to those Heavens, whereRowth of game doth spring.Raymon Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs, Edinburgh, Chambers, 1990 Headstone in Cupar, Fife

and hand in hand we’ll go

Robert Burns has written many memorable poems and songs, some funny, some witty, many bawdy and a few very touching. John Anderson. My Jo is one of the latter, a song about growing old together, of love and companionship towards the end of your life. It is gentle and considerate even though it was formed... Continue Reading →

Funny Scottish Epitaphs – William Cruickshank

William Cruikshank was a Latin master in Edinburgh High School. Honest Will to Heaven is gane, And mony shall lament him; His faults they a' in Latin lay, In Englis nane e'er kent them. Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers, Edinburgh, 1990  

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