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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
London versus Glasgow; or, right hand to the wall

IT is hoped and believed that after the frequent efforts made by our magistrates to train up and educate the people of Glasgow in the way they should go, by placarding the walls of our streets with the intimation—


that things are, if not yet quite what they should be, at least very much better than they used to be two generations or so ago, as indicated by an observing spectator, as follows

"I soon made an observe, that the crowd in London are far more considerate than with us in Glasgow—the folk going one way keep methodically after one another; and those coming the other way do the same, by a natural instinct of civilisation, so that no confusion ensues, and none of that dinging, and bumping, and driving that happens in the Trongate, especially on a Wednesday, enough to make the soberest man wud at the misleart stupidity of the folks, and particularly of the farmers and their kintra wives that have creels with eggs and butter in their arms."

A word to the wise is enough, so as to save the need of asking, "Wha are ye shoving?" as the midge said to the elephant.

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