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Proverb about snakes, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/24

Scope and Contents

Proverb about snakes which reads 'La Fheil Bri [Fheill Brìde] thig nibhir as an toll, Cha bhoin mi fhein do nibhir' [On St Bride's day the snake will come out of the hole, I won't touch her and she won't touch me]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: June 1887

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 7v, line 16 to folio 7v, line 18

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW89/1 - also refers to St Bride's Day.


Nicolson, Alexander, A Collection of Gaelic Proverbs and Familiar Phrases based on MacIntosh's Collection 2nd, edition, (Edinburgh, 1882), p. 296.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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