Lhig y crottag ve boght ny roauyr, t’eh curlesh groat er e ghreeym. Let the curlew be poor or fat, he carries a groat on his back. There is a mark on a curlew’s back like the figure four, and fourpence equals a groat.

                                       

      eastern_curlew

 

The mists are curled o’er a dark-faced world,
And the shadows sleep around,
Where the clear lagoon reflects the moon
In her hazy glory crowned;
While dingoes howl, and wake the growl
Of the watchdog brave and true;
Whose loud, rough bark shoots up in the dark,
With the song of the lone Curlew!
Whose loud, rough bark
Shoots up in the dark,
With the song of the lone Curlew!

HENRY KENDALL.

____________________

MANX PROVERBS.

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