The History of Leith

August 18, 2006

The Burntisland Catechisme

Ques. Why must our Councellors be fools ?

Ans.’Cause then they’re sittest to be tools .

Q. And what supplies their want of sense ?

A. Their want of bread and Conscience.

Q. Why is it fitt they shou’d be poor ?

A. ‘Cause then a Bribe prevails the more.

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