School: Valleymount

Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Dll. Ó Cochláin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 151

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 151

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  1. 1, I saw a dog crossing a stream with a lump of red, raw liver.
    2. One old ox eating oysters.
    3. Two toads totally tired, trying to trot to Tilbury
    4. Three tawny tigers tickling trout.
    5. Four fair furriers flying to France for fashions.
    6. Five fickle Frenchmen fanning fainting fleas
    7. Six sickly Spaneaids sucking sprats.
    8. Seven Severn salmon setting sail south
    9. Eight elegant Englishmen eating eagle's eyes.
    10. Nine nimble noblemen nibbling ninepins.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. riddles (~7,209)
    2. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
  2. 1. White as snow, and snow it isn't, green as grass and grass it isn't, red as blood and blood it isn't, black as soot and soot it isn't. What is it?
    A blackberry.
    2. Twenty-four white horses tied in a stall up comes a red bull and licks them all?
    Your tongue and your teeth.
    3. White as snow and snow it isn't, black an as ink and ink it isn't, and hops on the ground like hailstones?
    A magpie.
    4. Which is the strongest day of the week?
    Sunday, because all the rest are week (weak) days.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.