"It wad soon' queer eneuch, my lord, nae doobt; but fowk maunna min' the soon' o' a thing gien 't be a' straucht an' fair, an' strong eneuch to stan'. They cudna lauch me oot o' my richts, be they 'at they likit Lady Bellair, or ony o' them na, nor jaw me oot o' them aither!" "They might do a good deal to render those rights of little use," said the marquis.
We're for manhood suffrage, an' the ballot, and we look to you to be oor advocate, for we thocht ye was to be oor member. If so be as we had had our richts, and had votes to gie, ye should hae them a'." "It's fear it's fear of the earl and the Freeburgh gentry that keeps him frae speakin' oot his mind," said Sandy Pringle; "but his heart is a' richt.
'There's waur jobs and there's better, I said sententiously. 'I wad rather hae yours, sittin' a' day on your hinderlands on thae cushions. It's you and your muckle cawrs that wreck my roads! If we a' had oor richts, ye sud be made to mend what ye break. The bright-eyed man was looking at the newspaper lying beside Turnbull's bundle. 'I see you get your papers in good time, he said.
But her master had brought her as chief witness against the boys, and she must remain where she was. "Eh, lass!" he said, hauling her back by the string; "gin ye had but the tongue o' the prophet's ass, ye wad sune pint out the rascals that misguided and misgrugled ye that gait. But here's the just judge that'll gie ye yer richts, and that wi'oot fee or reward.
"I canna get at the richts o' what keeped him frae the meeting, Femie, but it had something to do wi' an Egyptian on the hill. Very like he had been trying to stop the gypsy marriage there. I gaed to the manse to speir at Jean what was wrang, but I'm thinking I telled her mair than she could tell me." "Man, man, Andrew, the wite o't lies wi' Peter Tosh.
Francie, Francie, i' the name o' yer father I beg ye to regaird the richts o' the neebour ye sit upo'. Gien ye dinna that, ye'll come or lang to think little o' yer human neebour as weel, carin only for what ye get oot o' 'im! A voice inside Francis took part with the old man, and made him yet angrier.
"John!" said Ralph, warningly. "He's nae uncle o' yours, onygate, though he married your mother's sister. An' a sair life o't she had wi' him, though I doot na but thae dochters o' his sort him to richts noo."
"They micht bribe, if the franchise was limited," said Jamie Howison, "but with manhood suffrage an' the ballot, a man micht vote just as he liked, and huz working men hae oor richts, an' oor feelins, an' oor interests, just as dear to huz as pedigrees an' acres to the aristocracy.
Moreover he had always disliked Bruce, and now hated him because Annie had complained of him. "I have as much right to walk here as you or any one else," said Bruce. "Maybe; but even colliginers doesna aye get their richts. Ae richt whiles rides upo' the tap o' anither.
"It wad soon' queer eneuch, my lord, nae doobt, but fowk maunna min' the soon' o' a thing gien 't be a' straucht an' fair, an' strong eneuch to stan'. They cudna lauch me oot o' my richts, be they 'at they likit Lady Bellair or ony o' them na, nor jaw me oot o' them aither." "They might do a good deal to render those rights of little use," said the marquis.