in memory of his sister
who died 9th Feby 1811 aged 28 years
of his father
died 23rd August 1822
aged 73 years
THOMAS BISSET Sculpter
Claimant: Mrs Bisset, Seagate.
THOMAS BISSET, a well-known grave-stone cutter in Dundee, died unobserved in his own house, in the Seagate, after a fit of intoxication, on Tuesday, May 19, 1829. His talents for his profession were above mediocrity, but he was a habitual drinker; and, aware of his failing, he had prepared the following epitaph for his own gravestone :—
Here lies Thomas Bisset, who often did quiz it,
Either when sober or drunk;
Ae day, o'er a bottle, the de'il dang him dottle,
An' Death cam' an' put out his spunk.