School: Claremorris (B.) (roll number 9863)

Claremorris, Co. Mayo
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 184

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  1. There are many old proverbs in everyday use and you may notice that there is reason in them all. Here are some of them:
    A good beginning is half the bottle.
    An old dog for the hard road.
    The man who does not carry his coat on a dry day, does not have it on a wet day.
    Selling honey and buying sweets. Better late than never.
    Hunger is the best sauce.
    He who is a bad servant to himself is often a good servant to others.
    It is a long lane which has no turning.
    The raven thinks her own fledgeling lovely.
    The long thread of a lazy tailor.
    Everybody to his own business.
    Never judge a book by the cover.
    The nearer the bone the sweeter the flesh.
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    W. Downey
    Claremorris, Co. Mayo