TO THE MEMORY OF
BLACKSMITH, WARD HOUSE
WHO DIED 17TH MAY 1891 AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO HIS FAMILY
JOHN, DIED 3RD DECEMBER 1857
AGED 1 YEAR AND 5 MONTHS
MARY DIED AT GREENOCK
4TH SEPTEMBER 1872 AGED 35 YEARS
ROBERT DIED 16TH MARCH 1876
AGED 22 YEARS
SARAH WHO DIED 22nd JANUARY 1880
AGED 27 YEARS
ALSO MARY ADAM
WIFE OF THE ABOVE JAMES McKERRACHER
WHO DIED 25TH APRIL 1898 AGED 83 YEARS
How still and peaceful is the grave!
where, life’s vain tumults past.
Th’ appointed house, by Heav’n’s decree
receives us all at last.
How still and peaceful is the grave – Hugh Blair. [Burial of the Dead.] First appeared as No. 39 in the Draft Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1745, as a version of Job iii. 17-20.