School: Ballinakill (B.) (roll number 895)

Location:
Ballinakill, Co. Laois
Teacher:
William Hande

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Proverbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0831, Page 051

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A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A fat kitchen makes a lean will.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A bird in the had is worth two in the bush.
Half-a-loaf is better than no bread.
Where ever there is a woman there is talk.
One to-day is worth two to-morrows.
Time and patience would take a snail to America.
A good woman is better than a fortune.
To beg or borrow or give one's own is the worst practice ever was known.
The cows in Connact wear long horns.
A constant drop wears a rock.
Wilful waste makes woeful want.
The old dog for the hard road.
It's a long road that has no turning.
Health is better than wealth.
A shut mouth makes no disturbance.
Eaten bread is soon forgotten.
A penny wise and a pound foolish.
Never take the book by the cover.
Sense does not come before age.
The person that does not sow in the Spring

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