The Proverbs of Scotland

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A. Hislop, 1868 - 367 pagine

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Pagina 99 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Pagina 75 - O, wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as others see us!
Pagina 180 - To keep, at times, frae being sour, To see how things are shar'd ; How best o' chiels are whiles in want, While coofs on countless thousands rant, And ken na how to wair't : But Davie, lad, ne'er fash your head, Tho...
Pagina 318 - I'd have you remember that when poverty comes in at the door, love flies out at the window.
Pagina 273 - Jock, when ye hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree ; it will be growing, Jock, when ye're sleeping...
Pagina 92 - Leeze me on Drink ! it gi'es us mair Than either School or College : It kindles Wit, it waukens Lair, It pangs us fou o
Pagina 292 - I hate with poortith, though bonny, to meddle, Unless they bring cash, or a lump of land, They'se never get me to dance to their fiddle There's meikle good love in bands and bags, And siller and gowd's a sweet complexion ; But beauty, and wit, and virtue in rags, Have tint the art of gaining affection...
Pagina 80 - said he ; " you that have lived sae lang in Zetland, to risk the saving of a drowning man ? Wot ye not, if you bring him to life again, he will be sure to do you some capital injury ? * — Come, Master Mordaunt, bear a hand to what's mair to the purpose.
Pagina 58 - Here we may reign secure: and in my choice. To reign is worth ambition, though in hell ; Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
Pagina 55 - It was now necessary I should interfere, which I did by commanding Andrew, with an authoritative tone, to be silent at his peril. " I am silent,

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