1854 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. David Macbeth Moir

Anonymous, "Moir's Monument at Musselburgh" Gentleman's Magazine NS 41 (January 1854) 55.



The Monument just erected to the late Dr. Moir, at Musselburgh, consists of a statue eight and a-half feet high, upon a pedestal of twenty feet, the work of Mr. A. Handyside Ritchie. The pedestal is a plain square pillar, exhibiting near the top the letter "Delta," encircled by a wreath. At the base is the following: — "In memory of David Macbeth Moir. Beloved as a man, honoured as a citizen, esteemed as a physician, and celebrated as a pot. Born 5th January 1798, died 6th July, 1851."