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Sophia Inglis Memorial

The Sophia Inglis Memorial is a triangular obelisk located in a field opposite the entrance to Auchendinny House, overlooking the River North Esk across from Glencorse Barracks and a quarter-mile (0.5 km) southwest of Auchendinny. It stands 3.5m (11½ feet) in height and commemorates Sophia Inglis (1741-75), the wife of John Monro of Auchinbowie (1725-89), an advocate who was the eldest son of Alexander Monro (1697 - 1767), Professor of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh.

The lengthy inscription, on one of its three faces, states:

In remembrance of Sophia Inglis
eldest daughter of Archibald Inglis
a disconsolate sister caused this to be cut
upon a native stone at Auchindinny
there angel like she spent her infancy.

Man that is born of a woman
is of few days and full of trouble
cometh forth as a flower and is cut down,
fleeth also as a shadow and continueth not.
The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away,
blessed be the name of the Lord.

Sophia Inglis Born 17th day of February 1741
Departed this life 21st day of April 1775.

Muse, at that name thy sacred sorrows shed,
Those tears eternal that embalm the dead
Call round her tomb each object of desire,
Each purer frame informed with purer fire
Bid her be all that cheers or softens life,
The tender sister, daughter, friend and wife
Bid her be all that makes mankind adore,
Recall her memory and be vain no more.



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