Death pities not the pride of youthful bloom:
Unerring and unseen his shaft,
strikes the devoted victim to the ground.
This stone was raised
by his brother performers
Mr J Brown's company of Equestrians
who died of smallpox
on the 9th December 1822
in the twentieth year of his life
perpetuate their respect for
who left this sublunary world
16th March 1816
And whose body rests near this spot.
Also here reposeth the remains of John Nichols, Equestrian, late of Mr James Cooke's Circus who died 26th February 1853, aged 39 years.
A loving husband, a partner dear.
One much regretted lies buried here,
He knew not malice, envy, pride,
He lived beloved and so he died.
Source: The Book of the Howff, ŠLibraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is reproduced with kind permission.
In Memory of