and his spouse
in memory of their son
who died 23rd May 1829
aged 4 years
The little inhabitant below,
Was quick to learn, and wise to know,
But cruel and untimely blow,
Caused his death;
The parents joy was twin'd to woe,
This is inscribed by George Thomson, Flaxdresser, Dundee, in memory of David his son, who lies in front of this stone. He died 28th January 1833, aged 11 1/2 years.
Source: The Book of the Howff, ©Libraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is reproduced with kind permission.