School: Carnadough (B.), Newtowncashel

Location:
Cornadowagh, Co. Longford
Teacher:
P. Eustace

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Old Sayings

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0753, Page 330

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1. As supple as a March hare.
2. Never throw out the dirty water, until you get in the clean.
3. Dont look a gift horse in the mouth.
4. Beggers cannot be chossers.
5. A stitch in time saves nine.
6. Smooth waters run deep.
7. Vessels large may venture more, but little boats should keep near shore.
8. A wet day on a windy May fills the haggards with corn and hay.
9. Plough deep while sluggards sleep and you will have corn to sell and keep.
10. He that buy the plough will thrive, himself must either hold or drive.
11. In want of a nail, the shoe was lost, in want of the shoe, the horse was lost, in want of a horse the rider was lost. All for the want of a horse shoe nail.

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Collector
Pádraig Ó Maoil Mhichil
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Ballyrevagh, Co. Longford
Language
English