School: Castlepollard Boys (roll number 5513)

Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath
William Coghlan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0721, Page 070

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  1. Never say die till you are dead.
    Till Tibb's Eve (means that the work will never be finished).
    Spoiling the sheep for the ha'porth of tar.
    A good beginning is half the work.
    If the cap fits you wear it.
    Tell me your company and I'll tell you who you are.
    You will eat from an empty bucket yet.
    (Said when an animal refused his food).
    The devil himself is a poor scholar to you.
    (Said when people are barging with one another).
    As cold as ice.
    As white as the driven snow.
    As strong as a bull.
    The devil's children have the devil's luck.
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