"Heh! young folk arena what they were"; Wheeng'd the auld craw to his cronie: "Sic galivantin here and there, Sic wastrie and aye wantin mair: Their menners far frae bonnie. Eh me! it's waur and waur they get In gumption and decorum: And sma' respec' for kirk or state." Wi' that the auld craw wagg'd his pate As his faither did afore him.
- by William Soutar (1898 - 1943), "Tradition" [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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