22 January, 2014
How Giving Advice Can Come Back And Bite Your Bum
A story today I found in an old Penny Illustrated magazine from 1878. It 'illustrates' how giving advice can sometimes come back and 'bite your bum' - as the saying goes:
"Yes," said Mr Child.
"Well what would you do?" queried the Lord.
"Why, run away with her, of course," promptly replied Mr Child.
The same night Lord Westmorland ran away with Mr Child's daughter.
Mr Child pursued the couple and came up with them in Northumberland, when the gallant Lord, in order to get ahead, stood up in his carriage and shot the leading horse in Mr Child's chaise. "Which," according to Mr Hilton Price, "caused the whole vehicle to capsize."
Lord Westmorland then got across the border, the blacksmith was in readiness, and the pair were married at Gretna Green before Mr Child could interfere with the ceremony.
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