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Recreations for Solitary Hours

An Epitaph

An Epitaph.

To the memory of W. Paterson and John Barrie, who fell Martyrs for the cause of Christ in separate places but are now lying in one grave in Strathaven church yard.—Was written on the spot 9th July 1832.

Here Paterson and Barrie take their rest,
Two fellow warriors in one glorious cause;
Contending for our liberties they fell,
And for the world of God,—though sep'rately
By cruel Chrichton,—and the bloody Bell.
Like infant twins in fellowship they lie,
Partaking sweet repose.—No startling dreams,
Of trumpet's twang and persecutor's cry,
Their slumbers now infest. Free'd from this world's woes
Their souls on high now mingle in acclaim,
With seraphs to th' adorable Supreme,
And wait with other saints, the appointed time,
Their bodies shall be raised immortal and sublime.