councillor being promoted to the coveted position of a
bailie, gave a grand supper in honour of the event to his friends and
supporters. Of course his health was duly proposed in connection with his
new dignity, and in the course of his reply he said:
"I canna but say, my friends, but
that I’m proud o’ the honour of being made a bailie of this great city,
and I am even, I think, entitled to the honour, for I’ve gone through a’
the various stages o’ degradation that a bailie has to do to reach it!"