School: Coolfancy, Tinahely

Coolafancy, Co. Wicklow
Dll. Ó Conaill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0922, Page 025

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  1. Proverbs
    Don't lose a sheep for a ha'penny worth of tar.
    A fox never sent a better messenger than himself.
    You'll never miss the water till the well goes dry.
    A wise man never found a dead man.
    Keep a thing for seven years and you'll fnd a use for it.
    Vessels large may venture more. But little boats should keep near shore.
    Those who have it can spend it.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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        1. proverbs (~4,377)
    Kevin Rawson
    Coolafancy, Co. Wicklow
  2. Slow fires make sweet malt.
    After breakfast work a while.
    After dinner rest a while.
    After supper walk a mile.
    Do not go to the goat house to look for wool.
    Beauty never made the pot boil.
    Half an hour too soon is better than half a minute late.
    Children and chickens are always picking.
    See a pin and pass it by, you will want it before you die.
    Credit refuse if you have money to pay.
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