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PROVERB

PUPIL WHO TRIES TO PULL WOOL OVER TEACHERS EYES MAY FIND
THAT SHE IS NOT THE SHEEP THAT HE THINKS SHE IS.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ANIMAL ; DECEIT ; EDUCATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GREY HAIRS

"EVERY GREY HAIR REPRESENTS A SIN OF THE PERSON WHO HAS IT.
THIS IS PARTICULARLY INDICATIVE WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE GREY HAIR.
PEOPLE WHO DYE THEIR HAIR SHOULD'NT BE TRUSTED.
THEY ARE PROBABLY DECEITFUL ABOUT OTHER THINGS."

Where learned: LETTER

Keyword(s): DECEIT ; SIN

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 02-01-1971

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IN THE LOCALITY OF EASTERN TOLEDO, OHIO, THERE IS A TRUE STORY TOLD
OF A COUPLE OF YOUNG GIRLS WHO WANTED TO GO TO A DANCE DURING LENT.
KNOWING THEIR PARENTS WOULD NEVER ALLOW THEM TO ATTEND, THE GIRLS
WENT TO THE DANCE UNDER THE FALSE PRETENSE OF ATTENDING LENTEN
DEVOTIONS AT THE PARISH CHURCH. THE YOUNG LADIES HAD A GAY TIME AT
THE DANCE AND MET THE MOST HANDSOME YOUNG MAN THEY HAD EVER LAID
EYES ON. THE YOUNG GENTLEMAN ASKED TO TAKE THEM HOME AFTERWARDS.
THEY CONSENTED AND WHEN IT CAME TIME TO SAY GOODNIGHT THEY SHOOK HIS
HAND ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT IT WAS THE CLAW OF AN ANIMAL}MUCH DISMAYED
THE GIRLS TOLD THEIR MOTHERS AND SHE EXPLAINED IT WAS THE DEVIL}

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): DECEIT

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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SAILING UNDER FALSE COLORS

Keyword(s): TRICKERY DECEIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

VICE KNOWS SHE IS UGLY, SO SHE PUTS ON HER MASK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SIN DECEIT COSTUME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-16-1967

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