School: Rathwire (C.) (roll number 8416)

Rathwire, Co. Westmeath
Mrs. Caffrey
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0727, Page 456

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  1. There are many old proverbs which people know in this district.
    The following is a list.
    There are none so blind as they that won't see.
    Hills are green when far away.
    Want of decency is want of sense.
    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.
    Look before you leap.
    Where ignorance is bliss 'tis folly to be wise.
    Spare the rod and spoil the child.
    Never put off tomorrow what you can do to day.
    Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
    After a storm comes a calm.
    The longest way round is the shortest way home.
    He who slings mud is losing ground.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. proverbs (~4,377)
    Patricia Whelehan
    Brutonstown, Co. Westmeath