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The many blunders in statuary inscriptions recall a story of one which a worthy citizen of Glasgow was ready to perpetuate upon the city’s statue to Nelson. Nothing florid was wanting, but something, the merit of which should consist in its brevity and sincerity. “ Glasgow to Nelson” Was the advice given by a distinguished visitor When appealed to by the local fathers. “ Aye, a very guid suggestion,” said one of the councillors. “ And, ns the toon o’ Nelson's close at hand, micht we no’ juist say ‘ Glasgow to Nelson, sax miles,’ that so it micht serve for a uiomuiK-nt and milestone tooj”

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3, Issue 15639, 2 November 1914

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 Issue 15639, 2 November 1914

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