The History of Leith

October 16, 2006

An Elegy

This broadside begins: ‘An Elegy upon the much to be lamented Death of the Reverend Mr. John Wilson, Minister of the Gospel at North Lieth, who departed this Life the 1st. of September, 1724.’ The elegy begins: ‘Still we do find, Black Cloth wears out the first, / And Fruits that are the choicest keep the worst’. The elegy was composed by William Gibson. The epitaph at the bottom of the sheet begins: ‘Here Meekness lies interr’d with Wisdom’s Light, / Zeal with Charity, a Pastor shining bright’. for more click here

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