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Broadside entitled 'Missing From the Neighbourhood of the High Street'




Neighbourhood of High Street,
About the 33rd of Next Month,


Young Man
Five Feet Six Inches of Age, and
Height 27 Years.

He had on when last seen a pair of swallow-tailed trousers, with
sausage stripes; fashionable mutton cutlet waistcoat, with cast-iron
trimmings; a double-barrelled frock-coat, with tripe collar and tobacco
linings; watertight canvas boots, with patent paper edges, without the
nap; a pair of green and white stockings, with potato heels and sides;
a necktie, rather broad of belief, tied round the forehead; his shirt is of
cabbage cloth and buttons up behind his belly; his gloves were of cast-
steel iron, with air-holes at the end; he is deaf and dumb of one eye,
and hard of hearing with the other; is slightly pock-marked at the
back of the head, stoops upright when he walks crooked, has a slight
impediment in his look, wears a Grecian bend on lower top lip, whiskers
cut off short inside; was carrying an empty carpet box in each hand
and a wooden bag in the other, containing screw steamers, railway
tunnels, and blacking; was born after his younger brother, his mother
being absent on the occasion.

BY TELEGRAM.?Was supposed to be seen going
up the Grass Mountains near the Mouth of Vesuvius
with the Falls of Niagara under his arm.

Any one giving such information as will leave him
where he is will be persecuted as the law directs.


L. Macartney, The Poet's Box, 184 Overgate, Dundee.

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Probable date of publication: 1906   shelfmark: RB.m.143(115)
Broadside entitled 'Missing From the Neighbourhood of the High Street'
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