Ecclefechan, a town of Dumfriesshire, 20 miles N.W. of Carlisle, noted as the birthplace of Thomas Carlyle, who was also buried here by the side of his father and mother. He mentions the place, under a pseudonym, in Sartor Resartus.
“The meanest and most contemptible person whom we behold is the offspring of heaven, one of the children of the Most High; and, however unworthily he may behave, so long as God hath not passed on him a final sentence, He will have us acknowledge him as one of His; and, as such, to embrace him with a sincere and cordial affection.”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man