Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants, Sports, &c./Part 5/Proverbs
It is of no use laying sorrow to your heart when others only lay it to their heels.
Mouse-coloured dun is the foulest colour under the sun.
A Friday's flit will not long sit.
My butter-cake always leets [falls] th' butter-side down.
Two are company, three are none.
Too much of ought is good for nought.
All this for nothing, and more for a penny.
Long and lazy, little and loud,
Fair and foolish, dark and proud.
One year's seeding makes seven years' weeding.
If you see a pin and let it lie,
You'll need a pin before you die.
You're a long time out of your money if you take me for a flat [foolish person].
I'm nod gooin to a fair to buy thee for a foo [fool]; if ah doo, ah shall wear [spend] my brass [money] badly.