I ken I could never get oot o' their neighbourhood, an' mony a shift an' change I hae made for that express purpose.
mony ane 'at spak like that, had nae doot a guid meanin' in't; but, hech man!
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."
mony a mon'd be differ', mony bad'd be gude, gin they had but their chance.
There was never the wale of him sinsyne, and it's a question wi' mony if there ever was his like afore.
He that buys a house that's wrought has mony a pin and nail for nought.
mony an honest man needs help that hasna the face to seek it.
Like the wife wi' the mony dochters, the best's aye hindmost.
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 a frost and mony a thowe, sune makes mony a rotten yowe.