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SANDY HOLDS FORTH ON THE “DOMINION.”

“Imphm. As oor Marget Jean read oot her poetry book : |( A rose by ony ither name wad smell as s'weet.'Nae doot ; mebbe aye, an’ mebbe no. I expck Robbie Burns said that it micht hag been Shakespeare, though. But onywey Burns had gumption enough tae say it if he had liked. Ye canna deny that. '-‘But Janet disna haud wi’ the Dominion at - a’ —leastways no at the first. I had tae kinna argy her intil ’t. She’s gey thrawn. *‘Whit guid wull it dae, Sandy ?’ says she. ‘Guid ! ’Deed,’ says I, ‘dae ye think that’s a’ in it ? Whit guid dis the flowers in yer bonnet dae ? Whit guid dis a’ thae fancy fal-de-rals ye pit on when ye gang oot dae ye, eh ?’ “ ‘Oh, they’re nice, they’re ornamental , S andy. ’ “ ‘Jist so, mem, j Ist. so. That’s it tae a T. Joey Ward kens that as well as ye, an’ it’s jist because it’s nice an’ pretty that New Zealand’s pittin’ on the name “Dominion.” It has ma hale-hearted approval. Joey has aye an eye tae the main chance — the mair ye hae the mair ye’ll get !’ “ ‘l’m no sae sure o’ that,’ says Janet.

“ ‘Are ye no>? Ma expeerance o’ wecmun is that it’s no a case io’ gettin’ mair, but gettin’ a’ —aye, a’ — she can get, ever since she saw the first aippletree ! Eh, Janet !’ “ ‘Weel, Sandy, she dividet it wi’ the man, onywey. Ay, the man aye takes gui'd care o’ that ! But whit aboot the Dominion ?’

■ v Weel, Janet, pheelosophically speakin', a name’s only 7 o’ value when there’s something gui'd behind it, d’ye see. The value o’ the name o’ “Mrs Sandy' McTavish” depends upon the body 7 that’s wear in’ it, an’ so the name “Dominion” is nice an’ good an’ big an’ great because its a graun wee country that owns it. NVjo, here’s an illustration : Ye micht try tae diddle me by sayin’ that the tea that Mrs McClarty gies her guidman is “Hondai Eanka,” but d’ye think I’d believe y r e ? Not me ! That pea-strae blend, fushionless 1 an’ a’ wee sticks, wi’ nae mair flavour than biled chuckie stanes, wad be a flat contradiction even if it were ca’d “Hondai Eanka.” Aye, deed, for everybody kens that the genuine Hondai Lanka is the real pure Ceydon, as rich an’ flavoury an’ delicious as can be, an’ if it’s Hondai Lanka it oouldna be ony different ! It’s jis-t the splendid quality an’ the guid value an’ the woy it gangs sao faur that has made “Hondai Lanka” the maist popular tea. We ken that, Janet, %’ae usin’ it. Aye, an’ it’s the same wi’ Dominion. It’s whtt the name represents that gie’s it the value. Hawn’ me thae matches, Janet. I think I’ll hae a smoke, an’ you micht get a cup o’ nice “ Cock »’ the North” ready, ma lass. Jist so.”

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SANDY HOLDS FORTH ON THE “DOMINION.”, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 25, 12 October 1907

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SANDY HOLDS FORTH ON THE “DOMINION.” Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 25, 12 October 1907

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