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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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Proverb

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

Submitter comment:

Original Submission Card also had This written by the collector:

Proverbial Comparison

Proverbial Metaphor


The hand that Rocks the cradle rules the world.

A barking dog never bites.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

The Baughman that Callow refers to above may be:

Ernest W. Baughman's Type and Motif-Index of the Folktales of England and North America (1966).

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Callow has crossed out Proverbial Comparison and A Barking Dog never Bites.

Written across card:

Don't put more than ONE item on a card. Moreover, don't turn in proverb if you don't understand section V of Boggs and Chapter 5 of Baughman.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cradle ; Hand ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; MOTHER ; PROVERB ; Rocks ; Rule ; VERSE ; World

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Entertainment: Game

Traditional Game - Simon Says

Instructions are given for players to perform specific body motions. Players are only to obey if instruction is preceded by the words "Simon Says."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BODY ; Entertainment ; GAME ; Motion ; Movement ; Obey ; Pastime ; Rules ; Simon Says

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics

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ECLIPSE

A WITCH MUST WAIT THREE HOURS AFTER EATING, BEFORE SHE CAN USE
ANY OF HER WITCHCRAFT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Legend ; Powers ; Rule ; Witch ; Witchcraft

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: 03-06-1972

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