Close enters from the Gooseclubs in Glasgow,
and contains a very considerable number of inhabitants, many of whom are
of questionable character. The waggish gentleman from whom this close
derived its name was once in company with a Highlandman of the name of
Campbell, who was lording it over some of the Macs, etc., in the company,
and boasting of the antiquity, great names, and numbers belonging to his
clan. Mr. Jaffrey at once offered to take a bet with the Celt that the
clan to which he belonged
was more numerous than his.
clan! who ever heard before now of the Clan Jaffrey?"
"Donald, I’ll let your friends here
be the judges."
"Very well, then, five pounds to a
"I belong to the
so down wi’ your dust."
The name Jaffrey is
vulgarly pronounced "Jauphrie."