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Can someone help me find a Scottish Ode to Friendship please?

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
My boss wants it to give with a quaich but I just can't find the right one that he's talking about.

Can anyone help at all please?
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
The only one I can find wich is close is by Samuel Johnson. He was of course English, but travelled the Highlands of Scotland with James Boswell (who was laird of the estate within a mile of where I was born).

Hope this is the right one. If not, enjoy the contents of the quaich anyway. :)

http://www.online-literature.com/samuel-johnson/johnsons-poetical-works/47/

1 Friendship, peculiar boon of Heaven,
The noble mind's delight and pride--
To men and angels only given,
To all the lower world denied!
2 While love, unknown among the blest,
Parent of thousand wild desires,
The savage and the human breast
Torments alike with raging fires;
3 With bright, but oft destructive gleam,
Alike o'er all his lightnings fly;
Thy lambent glories only beam
Around the favourites of the sky.
4 Thy gentle flows of guiltless joys,
On fools and villains ne'er descend;
In vain for thee the tyrant sighs,
And hugs a flatterer for a friend.
5 Directress of the brave and just,
Oh, guide us through life's darksome way!
And let the tortures of mistrust
On selfish bosoms only prey.
6 Nor shall thine ardours cease to glow,
When souls to peaceful climes remove:
What raised our virtue here below,
Shall aid our happiness above.
#2
As a leaving present ??
If so you won't get much better than Burn's Ae Fond Kiss.................

AE fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!

Who shall say that Fortune grieves him
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerfu' twinkle lights me,
Dark despair around benights me.

I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy;
Naething could resist my Nancy;
But to see her was to love her,
Love but her, and love for ever.

Had we never loved sae kindly,
Had we never loved sae blindly,
Never met—or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.

Fare thee weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare thee weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, enjoyment, love, and pleasure!

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!
#3
hottoshop
As a leaving present ??
If so you won't get much better than Burn's Ae Fond Kiss.................

AE fond kiss, and then we sever...


Which is all very well, but perhaps a bit romantic for a boss/employee gift.
Unless you like that sort of thing of course... ;-)

If you are going to go with the great Jewish Poet (Rabbi Burns) then "Auld Lang Syne" is great, but a little cliched.
#4
Of course if he's deeply besotted with you then Burns again comes up trumps:

O my luve is like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
My is love like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonny lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only love!
And fare thee weel, awhile!
And I will come again, my love
Though it were ten thousand mile
#5
AyrshireBacon
Which is all very well, but perhaps a bit romantic for a boss/employee gift.
Unless you like that sort of thing of course... ;-)

If you are going to go with the great Jewish Poet (Rabbi Burns) then "Auld Lang Syne" is great, but a little cliched.


We wait with baited breath ;-):p
#6
Ah no, it's not for me - it's for his mate's 50th birthday. We have bough the Quaich but he obviously read this ode whilst he was in Scotland last week on holiday.

He said it says something like "friendship never dies" or something like that.
#7
My OH who is Scottish says that Auld Langs Syne is also know as the Ode to Friendship

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp,
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pu'd the gowans fine;
But we've wandered mony a weary fit
Sin' auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidled i' the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin' auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere,
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught

For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
#8
thanks for these, but apparently it's not the right one. Can anyone else come up with anything please
#9
Happy We Are Thegither
Here around the ingle bleezin',
Wha see happy and see free?
Tho' the northern wind blaws freezin',
Frien'ship warms baith you and me.

Happy we are a' thegither,
Happy we'll be, ane an' a';
Time shall see us a' the blyther
Ere we rise to gang awa'.

See the miser o'er his treasure
Gloatin' wi' a greedy ee!
Can he feel the glow o pleasure
That around us here we see?

Thus then let us a' be tassin'
Aff our stoups o gen'rous flame;
And while roun' the board 'tis passin',
Raise a sang in frien'ship's name.

Frien'ship maks us a' mair happy'
Frien'ship gies us a' delight;
Frien'ship consecrates the drappie,
Frien'ship brings us here the night.

Happy we are a' thegither,
Happy we've been, ane an' a';
Time shall find us a' the blyther
Ere we rise to gang awe.
#10
Thanks for that - it wasn't the one but he really liked it so I've put it on to card, etc.

Cheers!
#11
fruityloops
Thanks for that - it wasn't the one but he really liked it so I've put it on to card, etc.

Cheers!


You're welcome, take care :)
#12
One of my favourites..............

There's the wonderful love of a beautiful maid,
and the love of a staunch true man.
There's the love of a baby that's unafraid,
all have existed since time began.

But the most wonderful love, the Love of Loves,
even greater than the love for Mother,
is the intimate, tenderest, passionate love...
of one dead drunk for another

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