Scotch Understanding

A LADY asked a very silly Scotch nobleman, how it happened that the

Scots who came out of their own country were, generally speaking, men of

more abilities than those who remained at home. O madam, said he, the

reason is obvious. At every outlet there are persons stationed to

examine all who pass, that, for the honor of the country, no one be

permitted to leave it who is not a man of understanding.--Then, said

she, I suppose your lordship was smuggled.