WILLIAM REID, bookseller, Glasgow,
composed many ludicrous little pieces in rhyme; one of these, during the
Administration of Addington, ran thus :—
"For God’s sake, Mr. Addington,
Look to the prices at Haddington."
About a century ago, when a bookseller opened a shop
in Wilson Street, with an extensive collection of divinity, Mr. Reid
composed the following verse:-
"Ye that would mend your faith and hope,
Repair to the new gospel shop:
Whene’er your faith begins to coggle,
Ye’ll be set right by Maurice Ogle."
Mr. Reid has been highly commended for his felicitous additions to
several popular Scottish songs.