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- He who bathes in May will soon be in clay
He who bathes in June will sing a merry tune
He who bathes in July will dance like a fly.
As white as the soul of a child. As princely as a poor man, or as open handed as St Brigid. As rich as a King, or as rich as honey's taste, or as rich as the soil of Ireland, (or as rich as the soil of Ireland) as rich as the blackbird's call in harvest, as rich as the fall of the wave on the strand as rich as the speech of a Gael.
As firm as a rock or a lobster's grip or an Irish promise. As straight as the law of God as busy as a liar in company, or a hen at a bag of oats. A strong man is said to be as hardy as(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.