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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
A new made in Glasgow Bailie on stooping to rise

A GLASGOW 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 Im proud o the honour of being made a bailie of this great city, and I am even, I think, entitled to the honour, for Ive gone through a the various stages o degradation that a bailie has to do to reach it!"

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