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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
413. Grace before and after Meat
 
 
O LORD, when hunger pinches sore,
  Do thou stand us in stead,
And send us, from thy bounteous store,
  A tup or wether head! Amen.
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O Lord, since we have feasted thus,        5
  Which we so little merit,
Let Meg now take away the flesh,
  And Jock bring in the spirit! Amen.
 

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