Anecdotage of Glasgow
Hawkie's retorts to the Glasgow police
"Now, Hawkie, ye neer-do-weel, take
the road, sir, and not obstruct the street;" said a police officer to him
one day, in the midst of one of his great harangues.
"Indeed," said Hawkie, "you are
wrong with your police law. I may keep the street, but I hae no right to
the road, for I never paid road money in a my life."
On another occasion, Hawkie was thus
ordered by šustodier of the peace;
off, and not disturb
the street, and obstruct traffic by collecting mobs in this way."
"Me collecting mobs," said Hawkie,
"I am only addressing a decent congregation, and if ye will blame, dont
blame me, but them; for, if theres a powr o hearers, there seems to be
very few believers!"
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