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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...were on their way to spend a brief holiday in Ireland. Among them was Thomas Burt, then newly elected member of Parliament for Morpeth. They were seated in a train at Carlisle ready to start for Dumfries en route to Stranraer. Suddenly there was a commotion on the platform. A working man had been deprived of his seat, and was swearing and gesticulating at large. The Newcastle travellers invited him to take a vacant seat among them. The man was still in a rage. ':Joe Cowen shall hear of this,': he muttered. The travellers pricked up their ears. ':Joe Cowen?': said one of them: ':who is he?': ':Wat! nivvor hard of Joe Cowen? He':s wor member, and winnot see a warking man wranged.': ':Oh, then, you come from Newcastle?': ':No, aa diwent: aa belang Dor':m, and wark at Medomsley.': ':You will know Mr. Crawford, then?': (William Crawford was then the agent of the Durham miners.) ':Aa shud think se--hard him at aall wor demonstrations.': ':Do you know Mr. Burt too?': ':Wat! Tommy Bort? Aa ken him as weel as aa ken ma ain brither.': Further leading questions and much silent chuckling followed. ':Hard him at wor last demonstration. Tommy':s varry good--varry good for a skuyl-room. But Charlie Bradlaugh':s the man for the oppen air.': Then followed great praise of Bradlaugh':s oratory, and the train stopped at a wayside station, when the man from Medomsley, bidding his acquaintances goodbye, staggered across the platform to the exit. ':Good for a schoolroom,': while it added to the mirth of the party, says Mr. Adams, was accepted as a testimony that the intellectual predominated over the physical powers of the member for Morpeth. In 1880 Mr. Bradlaugh was...
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