While thou dost here enjoy thy breath,
Continue mindful of thy death;
Death's one long sleep, and life's no more
But one short watch, an hour before.
Here, underneath this stone,
Lies skipper George Adamson;
Who died anno eighty four,
And was of age, three and threescore,
We die to live, and live to die,
In Jesus Christ; and so did I:
Which Christ as I have loved best,
Among his saints, I hope to rest.
Lo here the certain end of ev'ry mortal one;
Behold alive to day, to morrow dead and gone s
But it is true, the lib'ral heart God loves,
And from him still, all cause of lack removes.
Here resteth, in the Lord, Isobel Broch, spouse to
George Adamson, who departed 30 December 1704.
Inscription wholly effaced.
Source: The Book of the Howff, ©Libraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is reproduced with kind permission.
Old stone on surface of ground broken in two.
Claimant: Heirs of Goldman Laird