Scotch Readings; Humorous and Amusing

Scotch Readings; Humorous and Amusing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...in, in the high name o' the Captain o' the Police, the which dockiment _ he promised to immediately send owre to J ohn. Weel, back I gangs, an' five minutes after, an oflicial knock comes to the door, an' a heavily-sealed an' awsomelookin' dockiment was handed grufily in. "John! J ohn!l what's this at a' ava?" cried I, handin' him the legal dockiment, an' lookin' three fourths in a fent, ne'er lettin' on I kent ocht aboot it. ' John opened it, cannily, but deliberately, lookin' jist a thochtie blue on the subject, an', "Tib," quo' he, "it's a' letter o' interdiction against my alarum, frae the Lord Provost, nae less, wi' as mony 'WHEREFoR's ' an 'WHEREAS'S ' scatter'd through it as wid cowp the wits o' onybody short 0' a man wi' a poother'd' wig. Weel, if that's no putten the veto on a man o' genius, I'll jump the kirk steeple." I tried to pacify him by showin' him the reasonableness o' the interdict, but--"Na, na," quo' J ohn, "it's rale even-doon persecution; naething short o't, Tib. They did the same thing, long ago, to Galileo--a man of genius like mysel'; Ay! Tib; an' this is Great Britain, an' this the boasted 19th century! Lord, I could thraw the neck o' that narrow-souled Captain o' the Police! His mind's no the size o' a George the Third sixpence!" Weel, to mak' a lang story short, the interdict was rumpled angrily up an' stapped viciously ahint the fire; an' the alarum, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678085X
  • 9781236780850