Scottish Proverbs


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Ye'll dee like a trooper's horse-wi yer shuin on.

Ye'll hang a' but the heid yet.

Ye'll drink before me.

Ye'll hang aa but the heid yet.

Ye'll find him where you left him.

Ye'll let naething tine for want o seekin.

Ye'll follow him lang or he'll let five shillins faa.

Ye'll mend when ye grow better.

Ye'll gang a grey gate yet.

Ye'll naither dance nor haud the candle.

Ye'll gar him claw a sair haffit.

Ye'll naither dee for yer wit nor be drooned for a warlock.

Ye'll gar me seek the needle whaur I didna stick it.

Ye'll get as muckle for ae wish this year as for twa fernyear.

Ye'll get nae mair o the cat but the skin.

Ye wad mak a guid wife, ye haud the grip ye get.

Ye'll be hang'd and I'll be harried.

Ye wad mak muckle o me if I wis yours.

Ye'll be hanged an I'll be harried.

Ye wad marry a midden for the muck.

Ye'll beguile nane but them that lippen tae ye.

Ye wad steal the pocks frae a auld wife, an syne spier whaur she got them.

Ye watna what wife's ladle mey cog yer kail.

Ye soon weary of well doing.

Ye watna what's ahint yer hand.

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