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Proverbs

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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 106 Collections and/or Records:

Poem beginning 'Thig am bui eir this am bea'ain', 1873

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/40
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Thig am bui eir this am bea'ain' and continuing 'Thig Fiar a churraig bhui, Chuireadh na shiu al an t-im'.
Dates: 1873

Poem entitled 'Comhairle A Aoide do Mhac an Toisich', 25 May 1865

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/20
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Comhairle A Aoide do Mhac an Toisich' collected from Coinneach Mac Calaman [Kenneth Murchison] Lochcarnan at Uisgebha, Uist [Loch a' Charnain/Loch Carnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Uisgeabhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. The poem is a list of advice on how to live a good life given by Mac an Toisich to Aoide, in a manner similar to a list of proverbs. Aoide asks Mac an Toisich if he followed the advice to which the answer is no but that if he had the advice he...
Dates: 25 May 1865

Poem entitled 'Comhairle Aoide do Mhac-an-Toisich', c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/51
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Comhairle Aoide do Mhac-an-Toisich' collected from Coinneach Mac Calman or Murchison [Kenneth MacCalman or Murchison], Lochcarron, on 25 May 1865 at Uisge-bhagh [Loch Ros is Cromba and Uisgebhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. The poem is a list of advice on how to live a good life given by Mac an Toisich to Aoide, in a manner similar to a list of proverbs. Aoide asks Mac an Toisich if he followed the advice to which the answer is no but that if he had the advice he...
Dates: c1875

Prayer beginning 'A Righ gach ros, Sa chas nach crion' and proverb, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/27
Scope and Contents Prayer beginning 'A Righ gach ros, Sa chas nach crion' probably collected from Mary Cameron, cottar, Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barra. Also, proverb written adjacent to the first three lines of the prayers which reads 'Cha'n fhacas muir nach robh tur cabhag oirre.'
Dates: 1901

Proverb about death, 7 April 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/49
Scope and Contents Proverb about death beginning 'Nead eir Bhr'it ugh eir innid'. Text has been scored through as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 7 April 1869

Proverb about envy and accomapnying story about Calum Cille's sister, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/94
Scope and Contents Proverb about envy which reads 'Sgoiltidh am farmad a chlach - Envy will rend the stone' and accomapnying story about Calum Cille's [St Columba's] sister. The story tells how Columba's sister was going to the sheiling with another woman. Calum Cille told her to put a stone in her sack and when the woman asked her what she had in her sack to tell her that it was cheese. The woman wondered why the cheese was so big and Columba's sister said that she would not make a small cheese without making a...
Dates: 1901

Proverb about snakes, June 1887

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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.
Dates: June 1887

Proverb beginning 'A bean odhar odhar an dorust a soghail', 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/2
Scope and Contents Proverb beginning 'A bean odhar odhar an dorust a soghail' collected from Mary Stewart, age 76, Malacleit, [Malaclate, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist].
Dates: 1877

Proverb beginning 'Am faisge cheile mul s an gatt', 1904

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/50
Scope and Contents Proverb which reads 'Am faisge cheile nul s an gatt, Cha tus is fhearr dheth na h-uile'.
Dates: 1904

Proverb beginning 'Am fear gun naire', 1894

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/160
Scope and Contents Proverb which reads 'Am fear gun naire, Ni nas ail leis fein.'
Dates: 1894