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

Claremorris, Co. Mayo

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Old Proverbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 184

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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.

W. Downey
Claremorris, Co. Mayo