Irish Proverbs

Irish Proverbs

Traditional Wit & Wisdom

Book - 2000
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Savor the wit and wisdom, charm and humor of Irish everyday life in words that have stood the test of time. Each delightful, thought-provoking proverb, from the oral tradition, reveals the attitudes, concerns, and down-to-earth vision of ordinary folk. The topics covered are wide-ranging: tenants and landlords, food and drinks, hunting and fishing, money, the law, occupations, and so many more. Here are a few thoughts to live by: It is not the hen that cackles most that lays the largest eggs. A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures in the doctor's book. Be the road straight or crooked the high road is the shortest. If there is a way into the wood there is also a way out of it. Many examples appear in both English and Irish. 128 pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c2000.
ISBN: 9780806935379
0806935375
Branch Call Number: 398/.9/9162/Irish 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Ekman, Marlene
Williams, Fionnuala

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