——If Skiddaw hath a cap,

Scuffel wots full well of that.

These are two very high hills, one in this county, the other in Anan-dale, in Scotland: if the former be capped with clouds or foggy mists, it will not be long before rain falls on the other. It is spoken of such who may expect to sympathize in their sufferings, by reason of the vicinity of their situation.

Entry taken from Provincial Glossary, edited by Francis Grose.

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Hengston-down, well ywrought

——If Skiddaw hath a cap
Skiddaw, Lauvellin and Casticand

He is driving his hogs over Swarston-bridge


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