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Anither Tale

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Here is a tale of a Lanarkshire minister, a covetous man who gets his come-uppance in a charming narrative taken from Scottish Jests and Anecdotes published in 1832 by William Tait in Edinburgh.   

Reproduced by kind permission  This volume is a grand source of stories, some taken first-hand and others no doubt proffered over a gill in a smoky bar-room.  His tales in 1832 range from short witty cracks to landscapes of the gentry,  especially the clergy and elaborate slights on royalty ranging from King George III's era through to then currently King William IV, who ruled for just five short years before Victoria inherited the throne. 


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