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Inscription: Sacred
To the memory of
MARGARET the wife of
JAMES RICKELL who died
April 22nd 1821 Aged 29

With pain and sickness waisted (sic) to the bone
Long time to gracious heaven I've made my moan
To Christ at last and to my plaint gave ear
And sent kind death to ease my pain and care
Here my poor withered body must remain
Till Christ through life (?) shall make me bloom again
Condition: Fair; upright; stable.