Here lies in a horizontal position
The outside case of
George Routleigh, watchmaker,
Whose abilities in that line were an honour
To his profession.
Integrity, was the mainspring,
And prudence the regulator
Of all the actions of his life.
Humane, generous and liberal,
His hand never stopped
Till he had relieved distress.
So nicely regulated were all his motions
That he never went wrong,
Except when set a-going
Who did not know
Even then he was easily
He had the art of disposing of his time
So well, that his hours glided away
In one continual round of pleasure and delight
Till an unlucky minute put a period to
He departed this life
November 14, 1802
In hope of being taken in hand
By his Maker
And of being thoroughly cleaned and repaired
And set a-going
In the world to come.