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PROVERB: FOXES

THE SLEEPING FOX CATCHES NO POULTRY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Keyword(s): EARLY BIRD

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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( PUNCH LINE FROM A SONG)

THERE ONCE WAS A FAMOUS SKIN DIVER NAMED OSEE WHO WAS
ASKED TO TEST A NEW UNDERWATER FLASHLIGHT, INVENTED BY
A PROFESSOR DAWNSEARLY. TO CONDUCT THE TEST, THE
SKINDIVER, THE PROFESSOR AND SOME PROFESSIONAL TEST
CONDUCTORS TOOK A SHIP TO THE NEAREST MURKY WATERS.
OSEE SUBMERGED IN A DIVING SUIT EQUIPPED WITH AN
INTERCOM. HE TOLD THE MAN ON BOARD THAT HE WAS TURNING
ON THE FLASHLIGHT. THEN, THROUGH THE INTERCOM THEY
ASKED THE FATAL QUESTION: "OSEE, CAN YOU SEE BY THE
DAWNSEARLY LIGHT?"

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATIONAL ANTHEM SONG: OH, SAY, CAN YOU SEE, BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT.

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 11-02-1970

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Proverb

The early bird catches the worm

Submitter comment:

Informant doesn't remember where she first heard it.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The early bird catches the worm

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Repalced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): BIRD ; CATCH ; Early ; FOOD ; Forethought ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Early Bird:

The early bird catches the worm

Submitter comment:

Heard this in grade school

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Added the BN [V200] to the top right corner of the card

Keyword(s): BIRD ; CATCH ; Early ; FOOD ; Forethought ; Worm

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

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Proverb

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Rise ; WEALTH ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise.

Submitter comment:

Informant was told this by her mother in the year 1920.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Rise ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Early to bed, Early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; TIME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

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

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Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise make a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed uot. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; POUGHKEEPSIE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; TIME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

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

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Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Submitter comment:

My dad told me this when I was a little kid to get me to go to bed.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C880.200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; TIME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

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

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Proverb

Early to bed, early to rise / Will make a man helathy, wealthy, and wise.

Submitter comment:

Have known it for a long time. Probably heard it from father, Horace.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; TIME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

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

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Proverb

The Early Man:

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Early ; HEALTH ; Man ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Rest ; RHYME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

The early bird catches the worm.

Submitter comment:

Learned in Childhood

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; VERSE ; WAKE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Man ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Rise ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Submitter comment:

Comment on a friends class schedule.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Healthy ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; VERSE ; WAKE ; WEALTH ; Wealthy ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

The early bird gets the worm.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Maxim ; Prepared ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The early bird gets the worm.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Norwalk, OH

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; TIME ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Early bird catches the worm.

Submitter comment:

Mentioned in a bull session

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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