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Page 99 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Page 75 - O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as others see us ! It wad frae mony a blunder free us, And foolish notion: What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n devotion ! THE WHISTLE.
Page 54 - I have no other but a woman's reason ; I think him so, because I think him so.
Page 92 - Leeze me on Drink ! it gi'es us mair Than either School or College : It kindles Wit, it waukens Lair, It pangs us fou o
Page 43 - DEAD flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour : so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.
Page 290 - I hate with poortith, though bonny, to meddle, Unless they bring cash, or a lump of land, They'se never get me to dance to their fiddle There's meikle good love in bands and bags, And siller and gowd's a sweet complexion ; But beauty, and wit, and virtue in rags, Have tint the art of gaining affection...
Page 111 - Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll no steal when he's auld. Hang him that has nae shift, and hang him that has ower mony.
Page 112 - Happy is the bride that the sun shines on ; happy is the corpse that the rain rains on.