School: Valleymount

Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 145

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a thimble
18 What part of the cow goes into the wood first. Her milk.
19 Little red Nellie sits on the ditch and if you go near her she will give you the red itch. A nettle.
20 Little red nellie sits on the table the longer she stays the shorter she grows. A candle.
21 A humpty back father a hollow belly mother and three black children. A pot.
22 A house full a roomfull and cannot catch a spoonful. Smoke.
23 What is it which comes in on people back and goes out like a silk needle. Turf.
24 Hairy in ad hairy out and hairy into hairy mouth. An old man putting on his stocking.
25 A poker and a tongs cost £1-18-6 what would a ton of coal come too. Ashes.

1. Why doesn't it matter if a beggar wears a short coat? Because it will be long enough before he gets another.
2. What is the difference between a bottle of medicine and a hearthrug? One is taken up and

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May Quinn
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow