Wednesday 11th November 1846

“A massive tomb, shaped as a deep sarcophagus for the last resting place of Sir Walter Scott and his lady, has been completed of beautiful red petered ground – seven feet long, six feet broad – and is about to be placed over their contiguous graves in Briberg. In the compartment is inscribed ‘Sir Walter Scott, Bart, died September 21 AD 1832, Dame Charlotte Margaret Carpenter, wife of Sir Walter Scott, died May 5th AD 1826’.”

[Editor’s note: The tomb of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), poet and novelist, is actually at Dryburgh Abbey, Berwickshire, not at Briberg as Nathaniel states.]

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