Funny Scottish Epitaph: the auntie from Crail, Fife

Here lies my good and gracious Auntie, Wham Death has packed in his portmanty, Threescore and ten years did God gift her, And here she lies, wha de'il daurs lift her? Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers, Edinburgh, 1990

Funny Scottish Epitaphs: without a sob

In hope to sing without a sob the anthem ever new, I gladly bid the dusty glob and vain delights adieu. From Strichen, Aberdeenshire Raymond 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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