Sacred to the memory of
Archibald MACFARLANE Esq.
Royal Engr. Dep.
Who died 25 Aug. 1847 Aged 30 years
Native of Doune Stirlingshire
Gem of my hearth, my household pride
Could love have saved thou hadst not died
But thou has reached thy heavenly home
The realms where sorrow is unknown.
Farewell then for a while farewell.
Pride of my heart
It cannot be that long we dwell
Thus torn apart
Times shadows like a shuttle flee
And dark for e'er this life to me
Beyond the grave I'll meet with thee
To part no more.