The History of Leith

September 6, 2006

A Stump Speech’ and ‘Cure for a Cripple

FRIENDS AND FELLOW-CITIZENS,-Unaccustomed as I um to
public speaking, allow me to say that when a man stands be-
fore a number of his fellow-men to speak, he assumes a
liberty; and the liberty I am about to assume is to stand be-
fore you to undress the whole lot of you (eh). When we refer
to Glasgow, one of the largest provincial towns in Great
Britain, what did Mr Graham the Member of Parliament say
(eh)? Didn’t he say the rising population of the Saltmarket
ought to be franchised, for when a young man arrives at the
age of 18 his first step in life is to get his life insured. for more click here

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