S. m. Robert Moss
late of Smardale who departed this life 25th December . 1813 aged 64 years. also of Elizabeth his wife who departed this life 16th April 1825 aged 79 years. How sweet a thing is death, to all who know That all on earth is vanity and woe ! Who, taught by sickness, long have ceas'd to dread The stroke that bears them to this peaceful bed. Few are our days; yet while those days remain, Our joys must yield to grief, our ease to pain, Then say, O weary pilgrim, which is best, The toilsome journey or the traveller's rest.