Stone No. 1474
ROBERT DONALDSON, Couper, and KATHARINE ANDERSON, their Monument
Hunc civem, fama notum, recubare sepulchro,
Sub cippo exiguo, sobrium & innocuum, Nosces, vicinis charum, probitate modesta,
Virtute & celebrem; casta, serena quoque Conjunx, a morte, hie cineres amplexa mariti,
Octavum ad lustrum, pace quiescit ovans: E tumulo, hinc heti, Christo mandante, resurgent,
Cum canet aeternee vox inopina tubae.
Reader, you'll know, that underneath this stone,
Lies famous, sober, harmless Donaldson,
Dear to his neighbours, and whom did commend
His modest, good, and virt'ous life to th' end.
Here also lies his chaste and comely wife,
Fourty years after her dear husband's life,
In peace embracing here his ashes sweet,
And full of joy that they together meet;
Whence, at Christ's call, they gladly shall arise,
When, with the trumpet's sound, he cometh in the skies.