Born: 1757

Died: 31 January 1840

Map Location: 16

Inscription

SACRED
TO THE
Memory of
THOS MARKLAND Esq
WHO DIED
JANY. 31, 1840,
Aged 83 years

How lov’d how honor’d once ______ thee
By whom lamented or by whom begot
This heap of earth alone remains of thee
Tis all thou art and all that we shall be

Alas, my Father!

 

Further Information and Sources

The four lines of poetry appear to be based on Alexander Pope’s Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, lines 71-74:

How loved, how honour’d once, avails thee not,
To whom related, or by whom begot;
A heap of dust alone remains of thee,
‘Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be!

 

Entry for Thomas Markland in Dictionary of Canadian Biography