Posts Tagged ‘Scots’

Gin I speak wi the tungs o men an angels, but hae nae luve in my hairt, I am no nane better nor dunnering bress or a ringing cymbal. Gin I hae the gift o prophecie, an am acquient wi the saicret mind o God, an ken aathing ither at man may ken, an gin I hae siccan faith as can flit the hills frae their larachs — gin I hae aa that, I hae nae luv in my hairt, I am nocht. (I Cor 13.1-3)

The New Testament in Scots, trans. by W.L. Lorimer

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Selkirk Grace

Some hae meat and canna eat, [“have” / “cannot”]
And some would eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
[“so” / “thanked”]

Trad., attributed to Robert Burns

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