Epitaph on a Celebrated Ruling Elder


Here Sowter Hood in Death does sleep; To H-ll, if he's gane thither, Satan, gie him thy gear to keep, He'll haud it weel thegither.

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Paul Higgins

About this work

This is an epitaph by Robert Burns. It was written in 1784 and is read here by Paul Higgins.

More about this epitaph

This epitaph is dated 1784 and appears in the First Commonplace Book, under the title, ‘Epitaph on Wm. Hood, Senr. In Tarbolton.

It is included as one of the epitaphs in the Kilmarnock edition.

Ralph McLean

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