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MACKINTOSH's

COLLECTION

OF

GAELIC PROVERBS,

AND

FAMILIAR PHRASES;

ENGLISHED A-NEW.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

THE WAY TO WEALTH."

BY

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, L.L. D.

EDINBURGH:

Printed by Charles Stewart,

FOR WILLIAM STEWART, NO. 61, SOUTH-BRIDGE STREET.

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A.

COLLECTION

OF

GAELIC PROVERBS,

APOTHEGMS,

AND

OLD SAYINGS.

CO'-CHRUINNEACHADH

DE

IOMARASG,

GHNATH-FHOCAL,

AGUS

SHEAN-BHRIATHRA,

GHAE LACH.

A.

1. AM fear a luidheas' sa pholl, togaidh e'nlathach. (a)

2. An leanabh nach foghlam thu ri do ghlùn cha'n fhoglam thu ri do chluais. (b)

3. Am fear leis am fuar, fuaidheadh e. (c)

4. Am fear leis nach lèir a leas, 's mor do chèill a chailleas e.

5. Aï' nichear fear doimeag* air na sraìdibh.

6. Am fear aig am bi im, gheibh e im. (e)

(a) Parallel to " He that sleeps with dogs, must rise up with fleas."-Kelly's Prov.

"Gin ye fa' down in the dub, ye'll rise up fylt wi' glar.” (b) "Betwixt three and thirteen, bend the twig while it is green.'

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COLLECTION

OF

GAELIC PROVERBS,

APOTHEGMS,

AND

OLD SAYINGS.

A,

1. THE man who lies down in the mud, will rise up besmeared.

2. The child whom you train not at your knee, you may not tutor at your ear.

3. The man who feels cold, let him clothe.

4. The man who sees not his [own] advantage, loses much of his sagacity.

5. The Slattern's husband is discerned on the streets. 6. The man who has butter, will get [more] butter.

(c) "Let him that is cold blow up the coal."

* Bréineag-shalach na Ban-thrusdar?

(d) "He that has meikle wad ay hae mair."

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