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GERMAN PROVERB

EILE MIT WEILE ( TRANSLATED ) HASTE MAKES WASTE

Where learned: GERMANY ; REGENSBURG

Keyword(s): HASTE MAKES WASTE

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

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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REGEN IN MAI FUELLT SCHEUNEN UND MACHT HEU.
TRANSLATION: RAIN IN MAY FILLS BARNS AND MAKES HAY.

Submitter comment: SIMILAR TO ENGLISH SAYING APRIL SHOWERS BRING
MAY FLOWERS.
INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: GERMANY ; REGENSBURG

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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BELIEF

THE MILLS OF GOD GRIND VERY SLOWLY, BUT VERY FINE.
TRANSLATION OF:
GOTTES MUEHLEN MALEN LANGSAM, ABER TREFFLICH FEIN.

Submitter comment: IN THE SENSE THAT GOD'S PATIENCE IS ENDURING, BUT THERE WILL BE
A DAY OF RECKONING.
INFORMANT SAID THIS IS A VERY OLD GERMAN SAYING AND BELIEF
SHE HEARD OFTEN WHEN LIVING IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GERMANY ; FERNDALE ; REGENSBURG

James Callow Keyword(s): GERMAN OBSERVATION ; GERMAN WARNING ; PROPHECY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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PROVERB

THE MORNING HAS GOLD IN ITS MOUTH.
TRANSLATION OF:
MORGENSTUNDE HAT GOLD IN MUNDE.

Submitter comment: LIKE ENGLISH PROVERB - THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM.
INFORMANT HEARD THIS AS A CHILD WHILE LIVING IN REGENSBERG,
GERMANY.
I HEARD THE VARIANT IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN, AS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GERMANY ; DETROIT ; FERNDALE ; REGENSBURG

James Callow Keyword(s): RISING

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

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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