Here lies DASH, the Favourite Spaniel of Queen Victoria
By whose command this Memorial was erected.
He died on the 20 December, 1840 in his 9th year.
His attachment was without selfishness,
His playfulness without malice,
His fidelity without deceit.
READER, if you would live beloved and die regretted, profit by the example of DASH.
Queen Victoria, written on the grave marker of her spaniel Dash. After her coronation, a long arduous day of ceremony, the young Victoria came home and ran upstairs to give Dash his bath.