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

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 58
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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