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Proverb for choosing a dog beginning 'Cuil[ean] bas dubh bui[dhe]', 22 August 1903

Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/11

Scope and Contents

Proverb for choosing a dog probably collected from Mary MacRae, Dùnan, Letterfearn, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, beginning 'Cuil[ean] bas dubh bui[dhe] Ciad mhac na saigh, Am a bhith sa Mhairt'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 22 August 1903

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 20 folios ; 21 x 17 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 3v, line 5 to folio 3v, line 12


Campbell, Rev. John G., (coll); Wallace, Jessie & Macinnes, Duncan (eds.), 'Clan Traditions and Popular Tales of the Western Highlands and Islands, Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition, Argyllshire Series, vol. V (London: David Nutt, 1895), pp. 123-124.
Stewart, Rev. Alexander (Nether-Lochaber), Nether Lochaber: The Natural History, Legends and Folk-Lore of the West Highlands (Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1883), p.184.
Stewart, Rev. Alexander (Nether-Lochaber), 'Nether-Lochaber', Inverness Courier, vol. LIII, no. 2843 (9 May, 1872), p. 3.

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