I ken I could never get oot o' their neighbourhood, an' mony a shift an' change I hae made for that express purpose.
mony a mon'd be differ', mony bad'd be gude, gin they had but their chance.
But Saunders' only reply was this: "mony a time he's hed tae gang round; he micht as weel hae an open road for his last traivel."
He that buys a house that's wrought has mony a pin and nail for nought.
There was never the wale of him sinsyne, and it's a question wi' mony if there ever was his like afore.
Like the wife wi' the mony dochters, the best's aye hindmost.
mony an honest man needs help that hasna the face to seek it.
mony a frost and mony a thowe, sune makes mony a rotten yowe.
There's noan so mony folk oppo this country side at likes to go deawn yon lone at after delit (daylight), aw con tell yo.'
mony fair promises at the marriage-making, but few at the tocher-paying.