School: Castlepollard Boys (roll number 5513)

Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath
William Coghlan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0721, Page 068

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  1. "Have it yourself or be without it" as the blackbird whistled at Malahide.
    Trot manny, trot foal.
    Wilful waste makes woeful want
    And may I live to say
    "I wish I had those crumbs I threw away".
    Borrowed horses have hard hooves.
    Where there is an 'if' there is a want.
    Too many cooks spoil the broth.
    Never leave back till tomorrow what you can do today.
    If 'ifs and ands' made pots and pans there would be no need for tinkers' hands.
    Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.
    'Happy is the corpse that the rain falls on'; 'happy is the bride that the sun shines on'.
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    Sean Cheevers
    Kiltoom, Co. Westmeath