A Toast to the Queen.
The following is a verbatim report of a speech in giving the toast of " The Queen " at a recent agricultural show dinner in Scotland. The Chairman said: " Noo, gentlemen, will yo a' fill your glasses for I'm aboot to bring forward ' The Queen.'—(Applause.) Our Queen, gentlemen, is really a wondcrfu' woman, if I may say it; she's ane o' the guid auld sort, na whigmaleeries or laiderals aboot her, but a douce dacent body. She's respectable beyond a doot. She has brocht up her grand family o' weelfaured lads and lassies—her auldest son being a credit to ony mither—and they're a' weel married. Ae daughter is nae less than married to the Duke o' Argyll's son and heir.—(Cheers.) Gentlemen, ye'll maybe no believe it, but I ance saw the Queeu.— (Sensation.) I did. It was when I took my auld brown coo tae Perth show. I remember her wcel—such color, such hair !'' Interruption and cries of "Is it the coo or the Queen ye are proposing ?" " The Queen, gentlemen. I beg your pardon, but I was talking about the coo, However, as tae the Queen, somebody pointed her oot tae me at Perth station, and there sho was, smart and t'.dy like, and say I tae mysel': * Gin my auld womau at harne slips awa' ye needna remain a widow anither hour langer." —(Cheers.) Noo, gentlemen, the whiskey's guid, the nicht is lang, the weather is wet and the roads are saft, and will harm naebody that comes to giief. So aff wi ye's ; drink tae the bottom. ' The Queen ! ' (Cheers.)" graph.'
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A Toast to the Queen., Evening Star, Issue 7916, 25 May 1889, Supplement
A Toast to the Queen. Evening Star, Issue 7916, 25 May 1889, Supplement
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