School: Carnadough (B.), Newtowncashel

Cornadowagh, Co. Longford
P. Eustace

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0753, Page 432

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Derry would not climb chip cherry:- (Smoke)/
14. As round as an apple, as plump as a ball, can climb the church over steeple and all:- (The sun)
15. What part of you reaches the wood first:- (Your breath)
16. Patch upon patch without any stitches riddle me that and I will buy a pair of breeches:- (A head of cabbage)
17. A head like a thimble, a tail like a rat, you could guess for ever but you could not guess that:- (A pipe)
18. On yonder their walks a deer, Gold and silver be it bandelier, its neither flesh, blood, nor bone, and on yonder hill it walks alone:-
(The moon).
19. What's full and holds more:- a pot full of potatoes, when you pour water into it).
20. Black and Red and white all over:- (A newspaper).
21. Round and Round the wood, and never gets into the wood:- (The bark of a tree).
22. As round as an apple, as flat as a pan, one side a woman and the other a man:- (A penny)
23. Twents four white horses in a stall, here comes a red one and licks them all:- The tongue licking your teeth).
24. Humpty, Dumpty sat on the wall; humpty

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Séamus Mac Suibhne
Derrygowna, Co. Longford