Glasgow and Its Clubs: Or Glimpses of the Condition, Manners, Characters, and Oddities of the City, During the Past and Present Centuries

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R. Griffin, 1857 - 496 pages
 

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Page 298 - usually entered about two o'clock, to study the news of the day in the pages of the Courier. The gallant Captain frequently indulged, like Othello, in speaking "Of moving incidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth 'scapes i' the imminent deadly breach,
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Page 316 - And a merry old soul was he! And he called for his pipe, And he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three!
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