"Not a sup of parritch
must Andra and wee Jean, the 'litlin' of the family, dare to swallow until
a blessing has been asked upon the simple meal.
Granny with uplifted hands, says the
blessing aloud and wee Jean lisps it after her.
'The bread and meat do Thou but
And us increase with holiness
And though our poortith bitter be
We shall be feasting fed by thee'."