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SAUHEGAN RIVER, MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

THIS RIVER THAT RUNS THROUGH MILFORD HAS A LEGEND THAT GOES LIKE
THIS: AN INDIAN WHO WAS HUNTING FOR HIS PIGS BY A RIVER SLIPPED
AND SCARED THEM AWAY. FROM THIS ACTION HE EXCLAIMED, "SCAW-HE-
GONE." (NOW KNOWN AS SOUHEGAN.)

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS WITH WHOM I GREW UP.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): SOW?

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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PROVERB

AS YOU SOW, SO SHALL YOU REAP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLANTS

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; HOMEOPHONE: SOW SO ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SAUHEGAN RIVER, MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

THIS RIVER THAT RUNS THROUGH MILFORD HAS A LEGEND THAT GOES LIKE
THIS: AN INDIAN WHO WAS HUNTING FOR HIS PIGS BY A RIVER SLIPPED
AND SCARED THEM AWAY. FROM THIS ACTION HE EXCLAIMED, "SCAW-HE-
GONE." (NOW KNOWN AS SOUHEGAN.)

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS WITH WHOM I GREW UP.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): SOW?

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 09-17-1967

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SAUHEGAN RIVER, MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

THIS RIVER THAT RUNS THROUGH MILFORD HAS A LEGEND THAT GOES LIKE
THIS: AN INDIAN WHO WAS HUNTING FOR HIS PIGS BY A RIVER SLIPPED
AND SCARED THEM AWAY. FROM THIS ACTION HE EXCLAIMED, "SCAW-HE-
GONE." (NOW KNOWN AS SOUHEGAN.)

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS WITH WHOM I GREW UP.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): SOW?

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 09-17-1967

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V500] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Ear ; Pig ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Old Proverb:

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Submitter comment:

Informant's grandmother says this quite often.

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

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Improvement ; Pig ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You reap what you sow.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; FARMING ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Reap ; Sow ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Ear ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; Pig ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear.

Submitter comment:

I have heard this proverb from my mother and other people since childhood.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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YOU CAN'T MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; BELIEF ; Ear ; EUPHEMISM ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Saying ; Silk ; Sow

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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