At 01:56 PM 2/16/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Okay, you asked for it. In the true spirit of Rob Roy MacGregor,or at least
>the costumes my friends and I bought from the film and wear to Renaissance
>Faires, here's at least part of the list:
>1. Don't get caught.
>2. If you do get caught, deny everything.
>3. If that doesn't work, die well, and take as many Sassanach with you as
>4. If you have a choice between stealing cattle and stealing weapons, take
>the weapons. They don't require feeding and will help you on the next raid.
>5. If you have a choice between cattle and sheep, take the sheep. Fleece
>grows back and leather doesn't.
>6. Never steal from a blcksmith.
>7. Usquebagh loosens a tongue better than steel and it wags longer.
>8. Usquebagh dulls wits and sharpens steel.
>9. Woad is your friend. It is a diquise which hides in plain sight and one
>size fits all.
>10. You can always trust a Sassanach as long as you're watching him while
>you're trusting him.
>11. All Sassanach are the same only some are worse.
>12. The only good Sassanach is one who buys back all the cattle you've reaved
>13. The three best things are a good meal before and a wee drop after.
>14. A good dagger can get you out of places a good sword got you into.
>15. Enough gold can get you out faster.
>16. Enough Usquebagh in the right places works better than oil on squeaky
>hinges; lubricate the gaoler and no one will hear you escape.
>17. Even a dull blade can kill.
>18. The Land before Clan, Clan before Country.
>19. A brother's sword is kinder than a Sassanch noose.
>20. Know the length of your enemy's stride as well as that of his sword.
>21. The shorter the road to market the fatter the cow; the fatter the cow the
>fatter the purse.
>22. Life is like a haggis; if you hae no tried it, you shouldna knock it.
>23. Coin makes a fair jingle and it will no burn.
>24. Live well enough not to fear your enemies writing your epitaph; live long
>enough to write theirs.
>25. Three thigs worth dying for: Love, Land and Loyalty.
>26. A litle bloodshed gives a thing more value.
>27. The two best colours: plaid and usquebagh.
>28. The King's silver is better than his word. Any king's silver.
>29. Honour the Auld Alliance, but be wary. The Bretons are Celts as we are,
>and look what the French have done to them.
>30. You always know who the mother is.
>31. A dead cow has many uses. A dad man has none.
>32. Never steal anything that can eat you.
>33. Never steal anything you can't affor to feed, unless it can feed you.
>34. The theft of a prize bull should be carefully planned.
>35. Never steal a brown bull in Ireland.
>A'm swynsei Math, Cyn bum diaered..."
I had been marked by kind, before I became immortal...
Taliesin, in the Hanes Taliesen
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