Here's to you, as good as you are,
And here's to me, as bad as I am;
But as good as you are, and as bad as I am,
I am as good as your are, as bad as I am.
Old Scottish Toast
tae us; wha's like us?
Gey few, and they're a' deid.
Scottish Toast, probably of 19th-century
origin. The first line appears in T. W. H. Crosland The Unspeakable
the hinges of friendship never rust,
or the wings of luve lose a feather.
- Dean Edward Bannerman Ramsey,
Reminiscences of Scottish Life: A Toast
have meat but cannot eat;
Some could eat but have no meat;
We have meat and can all eat;
Blest, therefore, be God for our meat.
- Dr. Plume, The Selkirk Grace, in his manuscripts in a handwriting
from about 1650
drink a cup to Scotland yet,
Wi' a' the honours three.
Henry Scott (Scot) Riddell, Toast to Scotland
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