........ may the Lord make us truly thankful.
I’ve repeated this hundreds of times before tucking in to the school meal at grammar school (no problems in the UK mixing religion and state education, at least not back in the 50s/60s). It’s just hit me that I haven’t a clue as to its source. A (confessedly) cursory google brought no joy. Any ideas?
BTW in the penultimate sentence above I wanted to write,
1 An (admittedly) cursory google
No, I thought, that won’t do.
2 A (admittedly) cursory google.?
Shudder. That’s much worse. My solution was as above, although
3 A google, albeit cursory, etc
might have been more felicitous. But, whilst 1 and 2 are stylistic nonos, are either or both correct in a strictly grammatical sense? Or neither?