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What though on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hoddin-grey, and a' that, Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine ;
A man's a man for a' that. For a' that, and a' that,
Their tinsel show and a1 that, The honest man, though ne'er sae puir,
Is king o1 men for a' that.
A king can mak' a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, and a' that; But an honest man's aboon his micht,
Gude faith, he maunna fa* that! For a' that, and a' that,
Their dignities, and a* that, The pith o' sense, and pride o' worth,
Are hieher ranks than a' that.
4-Then let us pray that come it may,
As come it will, for a' that, That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth,
May bear the gree, and a' that. For a' that, and a' that,
It's comin' yet for a' that. When man to man, the warld o'er,
Shall brithers be for a' that.
H. 4868.
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