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New Year Toasts

A few toasts for the new year:

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.

A song for the old, while its knell is tolled,
And its parting moments fly!
But a song and a cheer for the glad New Year,
While we watch the old year die!

May the Lord keep you in his hand
and never close his fist too tight on you. And may the face of every good news and the back of every bad news be toward us in the New Year.

May the best of this year be the worst of next.

May the new year help to make us old.

Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody

May all your troubles during the coming year be as short as your New Year's resolutions.

Here's to a bright New Year
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold.

One swallow doesn't make a summer, but it breaks a New Year's resolution.

Welcome be ye that are here,
Welcome all, and make good cheer,
Welcome all, another year.

Another year is dawning. Let it be true
For better or for worse, another year with you.

Auld Lang Syne

by Robert Burns
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

We twa hae run aboot the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine;
we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin' auld lang syne

We two hae paidled i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne

And here's a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie's a hand o'thine;
We'll take a cup o'kindness yet
For auld lang syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne


- , Editor, Etiquette Scholar

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