"If I purchase a Ship I open an account for the ship, debit that account to Cash, for the purchase money, to whatever other description of property I have given for it, and credit the amount by whatever I receive by the Ship, as freight, &c., and, also, if I sell it, by whatever I may receive for it."
From Book-keeping, an Irish National School Book, published by direction of the Commissioners of National Education, Dublin, and by Browne & Nolan Ltd, 24 & 25 Nassau Street, Dublin. No date is given but the sample accounts all date from 1832, and reference is made to a publication in 1816, so presumably it’s not too long after than. It’s come into the museum collection from a house in Ardroil.  Presumably it’s only in Uig by chance, but the sample accounts are interesting.

The hobo in the park
May be frozen in the dark
But at least he has a bench
On which to lie.
When you’re sailing down the Minch
And your tummy feels the pinch
You may want to get your head down—
So do I!

But on our brand new ferry
Be you squeamish sick — or very! —
The only place to sleep 
Is in the bar!!
They’ll be bawling out “fil oro”
When you try your best to “snor-o”
And unless you’re very deaf
You won’t get far.
Scottish Daily Mail, 28 March 1947

A man who can play the piano with his knuckles fell down a manhole at Claxted-St Olaf. He climbed out again and the first person he met was a niece he had not seen for two years. (Special cable)
Da answer phone’s caald
ublinkin licht
accuses me o da crime
at darena spaek hit’s nem.
“Look at de,” hit seems ta say,
“Fir aa dy runnin aboot an rantin
an tinkin an bellin desel at life
an gallavantin, du’s come hem
ower laet, an dis truth
can nivvir be erased.
Du haes nae new messages.”
Christie Williamson, The Scottish Poetry Library
Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right or wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual development.
Oscar Wilde