The Selkirk Grace
Scots prayer said afore eatin
- Some hae meat and canna eat,
- And some wad eat that want it,
- But we hae meat and we can eat,
- Sae let the Lord be Thankit!
On page 173 o The complete works of Robert Burns (Gebbie Sel-interpretin edeetion in 6 volumms furthset bi Bigelow, Brown & Co., New York). The beuk rig is embossed "Library Edition" an the latest copyricht date is 1909 hauden bi James Perkins & Co.
Volume IV haes a fitmerk "Epigram on the Laird of Laggan". The relevant pairt reads:
"In connection with the poet's visit to the seat of the Earl of Selkirk, it is stated by Cunningham,[wha?] that at one of the meals there, Burns was asked to say Grace, and he delivered what is usually styled 'The Selkirk Grace'":
- Some Folk hae meat that canna eat,
- And some can eat that want it;
- But we hae meat, and we can eat,
- So let the Lord be Thanket!
- "Burns Supper at Alexandria's Robert Burns Club". www.robertburns.org.uk. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2022.
- "What is the Selkirk Grace prayer - and why is it recited on Burns Night?". www.scotsman.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 23 Mairch 2022.
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