Proverbs

Good Advice

Come when you’re called, Do what you’re bid, Shut the door after you, And never be chid….[Continue]

The Clock

There’s a neat little clock,– In the schoolroom it stands,– And it points to the time With its two little hands. And may we, like the clock, Keep a face clean and bright, With hands ever ready To do what …[Continue]

A Man of Words

A man of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds; And when the weeds begin to grow, It’s like a garden full of snow; And when the snow begins to fall, It.’s like a bird …[Continue]

St. Swithin’s Day

St. Swithin’s day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin’s day, if thou be fair, For forty days ’twill rain na mair….[Continue]

A Seamstress

A seamstress that sews, And would make her work redde (i.e. scarce), Must use a long needle, And a short thread….[Continue]

Pins

See a pin and pick it up, All the day you’ll have good luck. See a pin and let it lay, Bad luck you’ll have all the day….[Continue]

For Every Evil

For every evil under the sun There is a remedy or there is none. If there be one, seek till you find it; If there be none, never mind it….[Continue]

Dreams

Friday night’s dream, on Saturday told, Is sure to come true, be it never so old….[Continue]

Candle Saving

To make your candles last for aye, You wives and maids give ear-O! To put them out’s the only way, Says honest John Boldero….[Continue]

Tell Tale Tit

Tell Tale Tit, Your tongue shall be slit; And all the dogs in the town Shall have a little bit….[Continue]