Some hae meat, and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit.
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Source: Grace before Meat, The Selkirk Grace as attrib. to Burns
Contributed by: Zaady
We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine.
Source: Epistle to a Young Friend.
He turn'd him right and round about Upon the Irish shore, And gae his bridle reins a shake, With, "Adieu for evermore, my dear, And adieu for evermore."
Source: A' for our Rightfu' King.
The fear o' hell's a hangman's whip To haud the wretch in order; But where ye feel your honour grip, Let that aye be your border.
But the cheerful Spring came kindly on And show'rs began to fall: John Barleycorn got up again And sore surpris'd them all.
Source: John Barleycorn, st. 3.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
Learn taciturnity and let that be your motto!
Suspense is worst than disappointment.
There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.
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