School: Rockfield (roll number 15378)

Rockfield, Co. Sligo
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Local Proverbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0174, Page 219

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Hills are green far away.
When the cat is away the mice can play.
Sorry when late is a bad complaint.
A watched kettle never boils.
The old dog for the hard road.
Take care of the pence, and the pounds willt ake care of themselves.
Put a beggar on horseback, and he'll ride to the devil.
Eaten bread is soon forgotten.
The early bird catches the worm.
Rising late, one must gallop all day.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Its a long lane hasn't a turning.
It takes a thief to catch a thief.
Smooth waters run deep.
You can guess eggs where you see shells.
There's no smoke without fire.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Quiet and easy goes far in a day.
Slow fire makes sweet malt.
There's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip
Its hard to make an empty bag stand upright.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy,w ealthy and wise.
A Rolling stone gathers no moss.

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