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Proverbs

 Subject
Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 106 Collections and/or Records:

List of proverbs and vocabulary, c1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/30
Scope and Contents List of proverbs and vocabulary. Also lists some Fenian poems noting that there are '44 verses in the Muileartach'. Carmichael gives the English equivalents for two of the proverbs (folio 60v).
Dates: c1875

List of six 'Seanfhocail' [proverbs], 1895

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/84
Scope and Contents List of six 'Seanfhocail' [proverbs] written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula mostly relating to animals. The text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 1895

List of vocabulary consisting of tinker's cant and accompanying proverbs, 1904

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/40
Scope and Contents List of vocabulary consisting of tinker's cant including 'Siamachadh = Ga chur a mach = pouring out', 'Ceannabhi = Fear Taigh...Houseman' and 'Cruaidh Ghaillion = Blizzard = hard frost and heavy snow and high wind during the snow'. The proverb begins 'Cha tig fuachd gun tig earrach, Na [crios] na cruadh ghaillion'. Some of the text has been scored through.
Dates: 1904

Livre de Raison (Commonplace book)

 Collection — Box CLX-A-354
Identifier: Coll-1854
Content Description This outlandish and colourful manuscript volume is an exceptional resource to understand and study French popular culture in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. Its contents are extremely varied, and include poems, oracles, lyrics of popular songs, proverbs and maxims, recipes, legal document templates, a formulary of letters, calendars, little stories and anecdotes, an account of Napoleon's return to France after his exile on Elba, and a dictionary for the interpretation of dreams. It refers...
Dates: c 1820-1830

MS 114: Composite manuscript containing twenty-nine texts, early 16th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 114
Contents Contains twenty-nine texts, all in the same hand. The collection is a curious one, and contains at the beginning and end a number of curious proverbs (copied in full by Catherine Borland, see Appendix IV, pp. 335-6 of her catalogue). The end papers have been taken from an English manuscript of the early 15th century, and contain interesting fragments of English religious verse (also copied in full by Catherine Borland, see Appendix IV, pp. 334-5 of her catalogue).The manuscript contains a...
Dates: early 16th century

Note possibly a proverb which reads 'Rinneadh connalachdh an Goth air a cham Chollach', 1901

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/78
Scope and Contents Note possibly a proverb which reads 'Rinneadh connalach dh an sgoth air a cham Chollach'. Text has been scored through.
Dates: 1901

Note which reads '21 weeks in meann the goat', 22 August 1903

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/8
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Mary MacRae, Dùnan, Letterfearn, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, which reads '21 weeks in meann the goat' indicating that goat is pregnant for twenty one weeks. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 22 August 1903

Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1893

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael and used by both him and another user, probably a family member. The most notable item relates to his son Eoghan leaving home for Africa. Items written by the other user appear to be quotations in preparation for a piece of written work. There are a number of quotations and sayings copied by Carmichael himself and a good number of names and addresses of people, probably all Gaels, living in Glasgow or Edinburgh, some of whom are noted as having...
Dates: 1893

Notes and sayings connected to decision-making, c1868

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/2
Scope and Contents Notes and sayings connected to decision-making possibly collected from a Mrs MacDonald [identity and location unspecified] or inspired by a conversation with her recorded as, 'Mrs MacDon[ald] said the caus[es] were mom[ents] of folly. I doubt if were not re[a]s[on] as g[rea]t mo[ments] of folly every day.' He refers to the remark made by Captain Thomas about [the lazine[ss] of people to invest[ing] in his work of the Outer Hebri[de]s'. The quotes which follow relate to the farmer's...
Dates: c1868

Poem beginning 'Tha mis eir an sgeir ris an can aid Rockal', 1873

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/39
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Tha mis eir an sgeir ris an can aid Rockal' composed by Kenneth Macasgail [Kenneth MacAskaill] Caolas Scalpay [Caolas Scalpaigh/Kyles Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] to a 'bodach sannt at Airdhasaig' [Àird an Aiseig, Scalpaigh/Scalpay] who wanted to go to Rockall for fraic [-].
Dates: 1873