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RIDDLE

Q: VERY NICE, VERY NEAT -/ HAS TEETH, CANNOT EAT.
A: A COMB

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ASSONANCE ; REPETITION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 09-29-1967

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HABIT IS EVERYTHING-----EVEN IN LOVE.

Where learned: HOME ; DORM ROOM ; Massachusetts ; TOLD IN ; SPRINGFIELD

Keyword(s): ASSONANCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-23-1971

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PROVERB

FOOLS MAKE FEASTS, WISE MEN EAT THEM.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ASSONANCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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PROVERB

FOOLS MAKE FEASTS AND WISE MEN EAT THEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ASSONANCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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GOOD, BETTER, BEST,
I WILL NEVER REST,
UNTIL THE GOOD IS BETTER,
AND THE BETTER, BEST.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS LEARNED BY THE INFORMANT WHEN SHE WAS IN FIFTH GRADE AT ST.
MICHAEL'S SCHOOL IN SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN. SHE RECITED IT, ALONG WIT
OTHER SAYINGS, EVERY DAY BEFORE HER MATH CLASS. THE TEACHER'S NAME
WAS SISTER CONRADIA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): AMBITION ; ASSONANCE ; FINAL ITERATION ; RHYME:AABA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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INNOCENCE IS ITS OWN DEFENCE ( DEFENSE ).

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ASSONANCE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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INSIDE INFORMATION HELPS.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ASSONANCE ; OBSERVATION

James Callow Keyword(s): USEFULNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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AFRICAN PROVERB

AN INTELLIGENT ENEMY IS BETTER THAN A STUPID FRIEND.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WEST SENECA

Keyword(s): ASSONANCE ; CONTRAST ; OBSERVATION

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTITHESIS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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POLISH PROVERB

IN THE OLD STOVE, THE DEVIL IS BURNING.
TRANSLATION OF
W STARYM PIECU DIABEL PALI. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: THE CONTEXT IS INTERESTING. IT IS GENERALLY APPLIED TO AN OLDER MAN
WHO SHOWS INTEREST IN A YOUNGER GIRL OR GIRLS.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ASSONANCE ; OBSERVATION

James Callow Keyword(s): OLD AGE DOES NOT RULE OUT AMOROUS INCLINATIONS. ; SYMBOL: FIERY DEVIL FOR SEXUAL INTEREST

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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THE BROLGA

THE BROLGA OR AUSTRALIAN CRANE
HOLDS DANCING ORGIES ON THE PLAIN;
AND STUDENTS OF THE RUSSIAN BALLET
HAVE CREPT IN CROWDS ACROSS THE MALLEE
FAR BEYOND THE DESERT GRASSES
TO WHERE THE BROLGA HOLDS ITS CLASSES;
AND MANY A MOTIF FOR THE LEG
HAS EMANATED FROM AN EGG.
BUT CERTAIN PURISTS DO NOT CARE
FOR SUCH TECHNIQUE AND PRUDES DECLARE
SPECIFIC MOVEMENTS OF THE BROLGA
UNACADEMIC, IF NOT VOLGA.

Where learned: AUSTRALIA ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ASSONANCE ; DANCE ; HUMOR ; MONOLOGUE ; PRONUNCIATION ; RHYME: AABB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Prose Narrative C820.444

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

WHEN YOUR DAYS ON EARTH ARE ENDED,
AND THE PATH MO MORE YOU TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED AT ST. LUKES'S SCHOOL, DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ASSONANCE ; DIVINE RECOGNITION ; HEAVENLY AFTERLIFE ; PIOUS ; QUATRAIN ; RELIGION ; SINCERITY ; WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): ANAPESTIC AND IAMBIC METER ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

Date learned: 09-19-1967

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APPRECIATION OF FRIENDS

IT IS EVIDENT THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES,
HOW SWEET AND SOUR OUR LIVES CAN BE.
BUT IF WE COULD LOVE AS WELL AS WE HATE,
WHAT FEW TROUBLES WOULD BE LEFT TO SEE.
FOR JOYS WOULD RESULT WITH NO SORROWS FELT,
THUS LEAVING OUR HEARTS SO EASY TO MELT.

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; ASSONANCE ; CONTRAST ; FREE VERSE ; HATE ; INFORMATIVE ; LOVE ; METAPHOR ; RHYME: ABCBEE ; SERIOUSNESS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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PARODY

CHASTE MAKES WASTE (PARODY OF "HASTE MAKES WASTE")

Where learned: Rhode Island ; PROVIDENCE

James Callow Keyword(s): ASSONANCE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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Proverb

TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT HEARD THIS MANY TIMES ON THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED
STATES IN THE 1940S

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ASSONANCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-14-1972

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