A child’s service is little, yet he is no little fool that despiseth it.
Origin of Yew Trees being planted in Church Yards. Before the invention of gunpowder, and use of fire-arms, every parish in England was obliged to have yew trees in their church yards, the branches of which were made into bows for the use of the archers ; and to this it is owing that in many of those places we find yew trees still growing ; al- though the use of shooting with bows has long been discontinued in the armies of Europe.
As the scream of the eagle is heard when she has passed over; so a man’s name remains after his death.
R.I.P. ACTOR BILL. DROWNED PALM BEACH QLD. 2009.
When one will not , two cannot quarrel." — Signifying, that two persons cannot quarrel or fight if one of them refuses.
IF you have a head made of glass, do not throw stones at me.
For anglers in spring it is always unlucky to see single magpies ; but two may always be regarded as a favourable omen. And the reason is, that in cold and stormy weather one magpie alone leaves the nest in search of food, the other remaining sitting with the eggs or the young ones ; but when two go out together, it is only when the weather be mild and warm, and favourable for fishing.
"Weather Lore: A Collection of Proverbs, Sayings, and Rules Concerning the Weather" Richard Inwards. 1898.
FOTO – JAMIESONS PIZZA WEST TWEED HEADS. 2007
Sail, quoth the king ; hold, faith the wind.
FOTO – OWL AND PUSSYCAT BY ERIS FLEMING AS HUNG IN GRAYDON GALLERY NEW FARM BRISBANE.
It is hard to turn back upon a narrow bridge.
FOTO – URUNGA FOOTBRIDGE.
The biggest horses are not the best travellers.