Thursday, 25 November 2010

Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.

16th December 9:30
(Source unknown)

Nevertheless, I enclose a prayer for students anxious about their upcoming exams:

Now I sit me down to study;
I pray to God I won't go nutty.
If I should fail to learn this junk,
I pray to God I will not flunk.
But if I do, don't pity me at all.
Just lay my bones in the dormitory hall.                  
Tell my prof I did my best,
Then pile my books upon my chest.
Now I lay me down to rest,
And pray I'll pass tomorrow's test.
If I should die before I wake,
That's one last test I'll have to take!

4 comments:

gracia said...

Whoever wrote that "player" is not only a witty but a shameless fellow as well.
I absolutely agree with the tittle. Hear, in Spain, we have another proverb which says: "Put your work and then God will help you"
(From Maria de la Corte)

nina said...

I haven't been able to come up with an equivalent saying in English - I'm sure there must be one though. I take it Maria is still having problems publishing her comments. I wonder what the problem could be. See what you can do Gracia - you are the expert!

gracia said...

I've done everything I could, but she needs the help of a computer expert. Meanwhile I'll publish her comments.

nina said...

Thank you Gracia, that is my idea of teamwork!