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"O make your candles last for a',

You wives and maids give ear-o! To put 'em out's the only way,

Says honest John Boldero.


T. SWITHIN'S day, if thou dost rain,

For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's day, if thou be fair,

For forty days 'twill rain na mair.

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EE a pin and pick it

All the day you'll have good luck;
See a pin and let it lay,
Bad luck you'll have all the day!


EEDLES and pins, needles and pins,
When a man marries his trouble begins.

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OUNCE BUCKRAM, velvet's dear;
Christmas comes but once a year.


MAN of words and not of deeds,

Is like a garden full of weeds;
And when the weeds begin to grow,
It's like a garden full of snow;
And when the snow begins to fall,
It's like a bird upon the wall;
And when the bird away does fly,
It's like an eagle in the sky;
And when the sky begins to roar,
It's like a lion at the door;
And when the door begins to crack,
It's like a stick across your back;
And when your back begins to smart,
It's like a penknife in your heart;
And when your heart begins to bleed,
You're dead, and dead, and dead, indeed.

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