Hannah Ann Stirling

Hannah Ann Stirling of Keir died in 1843 in Carlsbad.

Hannah Ann Stirling is buried in old Lecropt Churchyard. Her brother Sir William Stirling Maxwell raised an Iona cross to Hannah with this inscription:

“Sister these woods have seen ten summer’s fade
Since thy dear dust in yonder church was laid;
A few more winters, and this heart, the shrine
Of thy fair memory shall he cold as thine.
Yet may some stranger lingering in these ways,
Bestow a tear on grief of other days:
For if he too, have wept o’er grace and youth
Goodness and wisdom, faith and love and truth,
Untinged with worldly guile or selfish stain,
And ne’er hath looked upon thy like again,
Then, imaged in his sorrow, he may see
All that I loved, and lost, and mourn in thee.”

Ten-summers-fade

The-Stirlings-of-Keir-(122)

Lecropt: Ten Summers Fade

Keir – Gang Forward

Keir – Non est mortale quod opto

Lecropt – King’s village found

Lecropt – the million-petalled flower of being here

A smothering lack of focus

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