Whenever Skiddaw hath a cap, Scruffell wots full well of that.
When my neighbour's house is on fire mine is threatened; When you are
in misfortune I also am a sufferer; When you mourn I have cause also to
lament. Skiddaw and Scruffell are two neighbouring hills- one in
Cumberland and the other in Annandale in Scotland. When Skiddaw is
capped with clouds, it will be sure to rain ere long at Scruffell. (
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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