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AUTOGRAPH (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

NOT WHAT WE GIVE, BUT WHAT WE SHARE.
FOR A GIFT WITHOUT A GIVER IS BARE.

Data entry tech comment: LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COUPLET FRIENDSHIP INSIGHT ; RHYME: AA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AMONG THE BLIND, THE ONE-EYED MAN IS KING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EYESIGHT ; OBSERVATION ; RELATIVITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

CAN'T SEE THE FOREST THROUGH THE TREES.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): IRONY ; PLANTS ; SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): MINUTE DETAILS OBSCURE GOAL ; SHORTSIGHTEDNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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EYES THAT SEE ALL THINGS SEE NOT THEMSELVES.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): CONCENTRATION ; INNER SIGHT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

THE EYES THAT SEE EVERYTHING, SEE NOTHING.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONCENTRATION ; INNER SIGHT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-09-1965

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AUTOGRAPH (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; TENDER SENTIMENT (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

NOT WHAT WE GIVE, BUT WHAT WE SHARE.
FOR A GIFT WITHOUT A GIVER IS BARE.

Data entry tech comment: LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COUPLET FRIENDSHIP INSIGHT ; RHYME: AA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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Proverb

Too soon old and too late smart.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C880.800] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): AGE ; Elderly ; Hindsight ; IGNORANCE ; Old ; WISDOM ; YOUTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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Proverb

TOO SOON OLD AND TOO LATE SMART.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD - 01-19-2011

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AGE ; Elderly ; Hindsight ; IGNORANCE ; Old ; WISDOM ; YOUTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-05-1968

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Proverb

Small Verse:

Look before you leap

Submitter comment:

Heard this long ago

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Knowledge ; Leap ; Look ; Sight ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Still waters run deep

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Deep ; Depth ; Insight ; Intelligence ; Knowledge ; METAPHOR ; Quiet ; Run ; SILENCE ; Still ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

What you don't know won't hurt you

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Keyword(s): IGNORANCE ; Insight ; Intelligence ; Knowledge ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

What you don't know won't hurt you

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Hurt ; IGNORANCE ; IGNORANCE ; Insight ; Knowledge ; PAIN ; Protection

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Seeing is believing.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BELIEF ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Seeing ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Wellerism:

"I see" said the blind man, as he picked up the hammer and saw.

Submitter comment:

Heard frequently in New Brighton, MInn.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MINNESOTA

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLIND ; Hammer ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; Saw ; See ; Sight ; TOOLS ; VERSE ; Wellerism

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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Proverb

Wellerism:

"I see" said the blind man, as he took up his hammer and saw.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: OHIO

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLIND ; Hammer ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; Saw ; See ; Sight ; TOOLS ; VERSE ; Wellerism

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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Proverb

Wellerism:

"I see" said the blind man to his deaf wife.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLIND ; DEAF ; HUSBAND ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; Saw ; See ; Sight ; VERSE ; Wellerism ; Wife

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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Proverb

I see said the blind man and he picked up his hammer and saw.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [S300] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: WORK

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLIND ; Hammer ; METAPHOR ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; Saw ; See ; Sight ; VERSE ; Wellerism

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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Proverb

"I see" said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLIND ; Hammer ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; Saw ; See ; Sight ; VERSE ; Wellerism

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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Proverb

Children should be seen but not heard

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600, V300] crossed out. Replaced with  current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHILDREN ; FAMILY ; Heard ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SEEN ; Sight ; Sound ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Out of sight - out of mind.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; Mind ; PROVERB ; See ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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