F. Marian McNeill
By F. Marian McNeill
I’ll sit down o’er my scanty meal,
Be’t water brose or muslin-kail,
Wi’ cheerfu’ face.
As lang’s the muses dinna fail
To say the grace.
—Burns: Epistle to James Smith.
‘A purely vegetable soup, without animal ingredients of any kind, and composed of shelled barley, greens, onions, etc.’—C. Mackay.