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Scottish Proverbs

by Pappity Stampoy (1663)

(Originally published as A Collection of Scotch Proverbs)

Proverbs Beginning with “D”

  • Dead and marriage makes Term-day.
  • Do weil and have weil.
  • Do as ye wald be done to.
  • Do in Hill, as ye wald do in Hall.
  • Dame dein warily.
  • Dummie cannot lie.
  • Draff is good enough for Swine.
  • Dead at the one door, and heirship at the other.
  • Do well, and doubt no man; and do weil, and doubt all men.
  • Do the likeliest, and God will do the best.
  • Drunken wife gat ay the drunken penny.
  • Drink and drouth comes sindle together.
  • Dead men bites not.
  • Daffing dow nothing.
  • Dogs will red swine.
  • Drive out the inch as thou hast done the span.
  • Dirt parts company.


Scottish Proverbs

Many fine collections of Scottish proverbs have been published over the years. An assortment of some of our favorites are available as new or used copies. Your purchase will help support the non-profit activitites of Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads.

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