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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
Bishopbriggs weaver and his son on wife and mother

SIMON BEVERIDGE, a poor handloom weaver in Bishopbriggs, had the misfortune to be allied to a very bad wife— in fact a perfect randy. In all his troubles, however, he had always the sympathies of his only son Jamie, and many a conversation the two had on the evil habits and temper of wife and mother.

"Father," the son would say, when any extra row occurred, "dinna vex yoursel’ aboot that mither o’ mine."

One day Mrs. Beveridge went "ower the tow" altogether, and Simon, nearly broken-hearted, said to his friend and comforter:

"Jamie, Jamie, what think ye o’ that wife o’ mine this morning? is she no an awfu’ heavy handfu’ for onybody to ha’e, let alane puir me?"

"‘Deed is she, father," said Jamie. "Is’t no a pity, man,

that ye didna marry Jenny Trams, when ye could ha’e gotten her for the asking? Sic a mither she would ha’e been !"

"Ou, ay, Jamie, my man," replied the unhappy Simon, "it wad ha’e been better a’ ways, but what maun be, maun be."

"Weel, weel, father," said the sympathising son, "gin ye say that, we must jouk and let the jaw gae by; but, between oursels, I really think we happened on a bad bargain when we got her.’

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