Category Archives: COUNTRY TOWNS

Yuh cahn be in town an’ country too. Barbados.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Barbadian+proverbs+and+sayings-a0111464809

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A man can’t be hid. He may be a pedler in the mountains, but the world will find him out to make him a king of finance. He may be carrying cabbages from Long Island, when the world will demand that he shall run the railways of a continent. He may be a groceryman on the canal, when the country shall come to him and put him in his career of usefulness.        

Dr. John Paxton—Sermon. He Could not be Hid. Aug. 25, 1889. Extract from TheSun. Aug. 26, 1889

Better to sit on a burr than to chair a committee.

http://nantahalareview.org/issue3-2/non-fiction/Nonfiction4Cope.htm

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One who sits between two chairs may easily fall down. Romania.

http://thatshindi.oneindia.in/blogs/marathi%20books/4/showtags.html

foto – raleigh yard 2010

The friend looks at the head, the enemy at the foot

"Turkish proverbs, tr. into English"

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Translation: His pants are always fastened on the second clasp.
Original in Dutch or Twents: "Zijn broek staat altijd op de vrethaak."
Source: Twents Woordenboek, 3rd ed.
Language Notes: Meaning: A big eater. Derived from fact that some trousers have a second clasp, which you could use to give yourself a little room after a meal

 

http://home1.gte.net/bruggink/sayings.html

FOTO-LUFFLEY CAFE MURWILLUMBAH 09

When sheep pass laws to eat only grass the wolf doesn’t care.

http://www.parowanprophet.com/Great_Seal/Aug_95_Prophets_Proverbs.htm

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The cow is milked, not the ox ; the sheep is shorn, not the horse. Dan

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and … (1887)

foto – sheep on coldstream street july ‘09

Proverb of the Faroe Islands (”The Sheeps Islands”)

HE WHO WOULD REST, MUST WORK.

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The sleep of the labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. Ecdes, Y, 11.)

foto – lawnmowing in  Ulmarra 09

ROAD BUILT ON HOPE

And yet, small and insignificant as that bear is, my dear, it is a question whether he is not as dangerous an animal to meddle with as a man- eating tiger."

"Bears and dacoits : and other stories"

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The Black Bear

In the summer, fall, and spring
the black bear sports and has his fling,
but winter sends him straight indoors and there he
snores… and snores… and snores.

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems19.html

FOTO – THE BLACK BEAR CAFE BELLINGEN 2008

One mountain does not go to aid another, but man does go to the aid of another man. Pashito.

p3265844FOTO – VIEW FROM BEECHMONT TO THE SOUTH. 2009.

Bann or, Our Afghan frontier

Tall and stately as a pine, the daughter of the mountains stands at the tent-door in her indigo-dyed petticoat and hood, smiling on the gambols of her naked brats, or else sits down and rubs out corn for her lord who is a-field.

 

BANNU UNDER NATIVE RULE 

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. Jennifer Yane

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I used to hang out by the food table at PARTIES because you don’t have to talk to anybody. If you do then you can talk about the food. Jennifer Jason Leigh.

FOTO – BIRTHDAY PARTY AT KINGSCLIFF CREEK

“Persons living entirely on vegetables are seldom of a plump and succulent habit.” William Cullen (1710-1790), Scottish physician & professor.

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The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
because they go to the garden for their meals.

http://www.moplants.com/

FOTO -MOB’S VEGIES IN ARMIDALE IN A GREEN PLASTIC BASKET.

The river swells with the contribution of the small streams. Bateke Proverb

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WE ARE GOING.

They came in to the little town
A semi-naked band subdued and silent
All that remained of their tribe.
They came here to the place of their old bora ground
Where now the many white men hurry about like ants.

Kath Walker aka Oodgerdoo Noonuccal (1920-1993)

http://archives.univ-lyon2.fr/112/3/goethals_08.htm 

FOTO – “MARSHALL’S” CREEK AT “SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH”.

Sweet is the wine but sour is the payment. Irish Proverb.

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“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

FOTO – JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT WEST TWEED HEADS NSW