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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
possible.
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
from him.
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.
 
Ruadh