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Tomb of David Hume, Old Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh, designed by Robert Adam.

Hume’s mausoleum was designed by his close friend, architect Robert Adam. Hume had written the following instructions regarding his burial in his will:

“I also ordain that, if I shall dye any where in Scotland, I shall be bury’d in a private manner in the Gallon Church Yard [also known as the Calton graveyard], the South Side of it, and a Monument be built over my Body at an Expence not exceeding a hundred Pounds, with an Inscription containing only my Name with the Year of my Birth and Death, leaving it to Posterity to add the Rest.”

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Jonathan Oldenbuck via Wikipedia 

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