School: St. Cronan's, Bray

Location:
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Patrick Mac Donnell

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Proverbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0912, Page 053

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1/ Wide will wear, but tight will tear.
2/ Too far east is west.
3/ When the weather is fair of your cloak take care.
4/ Throw not good money after bad
5/ The wheel that's weak is apt to creak.
6/ The weaker goes to the wall.
7/ Small leaks sink great ships.
8/ Praise a fair day at night
9/ Ships dread fire more than water.
10/ Sin is sin though it be not seen.
11/ No pains, no gains.
12/ Little strokes fell great oaks.
13/ Fortune favours fools.
14/ There is many a slip,
between the cup and the lip.
15/ Old age is honourable.

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