The Grass is Always Greener; or, Anywhere but Edinburgh

The following snippet, appearing the a 1833 Scotsman demonstrates just how extreme the Scottish propensity for emigration can be:

Edward Thorpe, a young lad, was remitted to the Sheriff, for having broken into the New Market at Stockbridge, and stolen a quantity of meat and other articles. He pled guilty; and we understand he has stated that he is anxious to get a free passage to New South Wales, as he is tired of living in this country.

The Scotsman, 7 August 1833.

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