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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
Rev. Dr. Chalmers and his Gallowgate wife-critic

WHILE preaching one of his astronomical discourses in Glasgow, Dr. Chalmers observed among his audience a plain, honest, godly woman, who lived in a close of the Gallowgate, and with whom he was well acquainted. The doctor felt an irresistible desire to know what Janet thought of the sermon, as he was quite sure it was above her reach, and he knew that he would not require to ask her opinion, for, being a frank out-spoken body, she would not fail to give it of her own accord.

Accordingly, a day or two after, he put himself in her way, and had not long to wait ere he heard what he was in quest of.

"Weel, sir," she said, "I was hearing ye in the Laigh Kirk the ither day; I canna say that I liket ye sae weel as in our ain bit placey here (a mission-house where weekly meetings were held). I canna say that I understood ye a’ thegither; but eh, sir, there was something unco suitable and satisfyin’ in the Psalms."

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