Funny Scottish Epitaphs – the Sorbie Soldier

Here lies removed from mundane scenes, A major of the King's Marines, Under arrest in narrow borders He rises not till further orders. Raymont Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers, Edinburgh, 1990

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

The Virgin

Funny Scottish epitaphs: St Mungo's Churchyard, Lockerbie   She graced the parts of his short life A virtuous virgin and a pleasant wife. Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers, Edinburgh,1990    

fatal fall

Funny Scottish Epitaphs Step Rock Pool in St. Andrews is a tidal sea bathing pool built before World War I   "In memory of ... who fell off the Step Rock into the arms of Jesus."   Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers, Edinburgh,1990    

a captain’s sense of romance

Here we lie in a horizontal position like a Ship laid up, stripped of her sails and rigging. St Andrews Cathedral Churchyard On a Ship's Captain and his Wife Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers, Edinburgh,1990

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