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I LOOK LIKE "THE WRECK OF THE HESPERS."

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER USES THIS PHRASE TO DESCRIBE HERSELF OR ANY OTHER WOMAN
WHO IS REALLY A MESS, OFTEN, SHE SAYS THIS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS
BEFORE GETTING HER HAIR DONE.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING ERROR*** HESPERUS***

Where learned: NOT RECORDED ; SAID AT MY HOME

Keyword(s): APPEARANCE

James Callow Keyword(s): LONGFELLOW

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 03-31-1971

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LET US BE UP AND DOING WITH A HEART FOR ANYTHING,
STILL ACHIEVING, STILL PURSUING, LEARN TO LABOR
AND TO WAIT.

Submitter comment: THIS WOMAN'S MOTHER SAID THIS EVERY MORNING WHEN SHE
WOKE HER CHILDREN UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): LONGFELLOW?

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Poem

Feeling that the Indians had been seriously mistreated Longfellow wrote in 1854, that he had found a plan for a poem on the American Indians that was fitting to their beautiful traditions. The poem did not totally portray the indians totally accurately.

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Motifs Added By TRD

Where learned: New York Folklore Quarterly ; The Making of Hiawatha

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; INDIAN ; Language ; LONGFELLOW ; poem ; Traditions

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Legend

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Taunt

Poet;

When somebody says something that rhymes, you say to them:

"You're a poet and don't know it, but your feet show it, because they are Longfellows."

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Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C730.329] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): LONGFELLOW ; POET ; RETORT ; RHYME ; SLANG ; TAUNT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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