A Foreign Accent

WHEN Maurice Margarot was tried at Edinburgh for sedition, the Lord

Justice asked him, Hae you ony counsel, mon?--No.--Do you want to

hae ony appointed?--I only want an interpreter to make me understand

what your lordships say.


ERSKINE, examining a bumptious fellow, asked him, if he were not a

rider? I'm a traveller, sir, replied the witness, with an air of

offended importance. Indeed, sir. And, pray, are you addicted to the

failing usually attributed to travellers?

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