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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 58 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 58
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Old Time School Days Echoes, faint, far away, sometimes tantalizing, rise in memory of the Friday afternoon exhibitions at the school. _ the _pieces_ the pupils declaimed. Today I ran across a volume, a collection of old-time poems. It surprised me to find to what degree they are emotional and sentimental. Some are on a higher level though still much in the sentimental class, poems by Wadsworth, and O.W. Holmes. Old-time favorites were Potter of the Rain, p. 173; Little Brown Hands, p. 271; Rock me to Sleep (Elizabeth Akers Allen), p. 215; [?De Masoa of the Sheepfol ?], p. 133. The finest in the book is maybe _God, Give us Men_ by J.G. Holland, p. 467. The collection is a very unscholarly one; authors are not given when in some cases the lack seems due to laziness in not tracing the author. The book title is _Heart Throbs._ _ St. Helena Sanitarium Library.    ::::::::: Early Day Phases -_Favored_ _She favored her father_ = resembled. -_Hit_ = it. -_Don_t care if I do._ Meaning I am willing. _I don_t care if I go._ _wear you out_ _ get a good whipping. -_Adam_s off-ox._ _Tough as whang leather_ -Dew-dabs. -_Whifling._ -_Dansie,_ pronounced, Dawnsie; meaning weak, uncertain of living  __The devil and Tom Walker._ This I heard used a good deal but knew not the story behind it. It is listed in B.A. Botkin, A Treasury of American Folklore. -_Sam Hill_ was an expletive used by my neighbor Dan F Faree. I know not the why of it.  Cf. _Language of the Southern Highlanders_ in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Dec. 1931, p. 1304.
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