Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.

Grace at Meals

A thankless feeder is a thief, his feast
A very robbery, and himself no guest.
Vaughan.—Rules and Lessons, V. 17.

Some hae meat that canna eat,
And some would eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
Burns.—Grace before Meat.