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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
A Glasgow politician on the suicide of an opponent

No particulars are recorded with regard to the following anecdote, so that each reader is at full liberty to surmise or to assign the suicide and his critic respectively to whatever political party they may think proper. Be this as it may, one thing is clearly and strikingly manifest—namely, the bitterness of spirit which animated the rival parties, and which, unfortunately, is not yet dead:

A keen politician in the city of Glasgow heard one day of the death of a party opponent, who, in a fit of mental aberration, had shot himself.

"Ay," said he, "gane awa’ that way by himself, has he? I wish that he had ta’en twa or three day’s shooting amang his friends before he went!"

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