Stone No. 1459
JAMES FRASER`S Monument
Jacobus Fraserius vir domi forisque clarus, & de popularibus optime meritus, parentibus & affinibus,
pro reconditorio suo, hoc erigendum curavit.
Jacobi Fraserii, viri clarissimi, elogium.
Annosam matrem cura qui perpete fovit :
Defuncto hunc patri constituit tumulum ;
Germanos opibus juvit, charasque sorores ;
Anchora cognatis, portus & aura suis ;
Qui captivorum sortem miseratus iniquam,
Eripuit duro languida colla jugo.
Christicolas inter Turcasque interpres timuit
Usu multiplici rerum, virtute & honore,
Divitiis, priscos nobilitavit avos.
James Fraser, a man famous at home and abroad,
and very well deserving of his countrymen, caused to erect
this monument for a burial-place to his parents and kindred.
His aged mother found his constant care,
To`s deceast sire he built this tomb to fair ;
Sisters and brethren his wealth did supply,
A stay and help to kinsfolks misery;
Of captives saddest case, he pity took,
And from their necks the wreath of bondage broke;
'Mongst Christians and Turks, a midsman square,
Whom th' godly lov'd, barbarians did fear.
By wealth, experience, virtue, honour, he
Nobilitate his ancient pedegree.