Publications of the Folk-Lore Foundation, Issues 1-8

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Vassar College, 1922 - Folklore
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Page 5 - ... and then were in a blaze; and emerging from the smoke with all the gesture and distortion of maniacs. Their followers kept up the firing around us in the rear. The dress of the captains was a war cap, with gilded rams' horns projecting in front, the sides extended beyond all proportion by .immense plumes of eagles' feathers, and fastened under the chin with bands of cowries.
Page 12 - Fly away, Peter, Fly away, Paul, Come back Peter, Come back Paul.
Page 50 - Players form a line one behind the other, each with his hands on the shoulders of the one in front. All sing and bend their knees slightly or to the ground according to the words of the song. The "master" goes about from one to the other beating with a stick whoever fails to bend at the proper command.
Page 49 - Here we come gathering nuts in May, Nuts in May, nuts in May. Here we come gathering nuts in May, On a cold and frosty morning.
Page 68 - tick before you climb de hill. No t'row away you' 'tick before you go up de hill. No fling 'way you' 'tick till you done climb hill. Man no done climb hill, no t'row 'way your 'tick. Ba "Don't throw away your stick until you have climbed the hill.
Page 99 - .He what, or maui, the 'cat'scradle, ' is a game very similar to our own, but the cord is made to assume many more forms, and these are said to be different scenes in their mythology, such as Hine-nui-te-po, Mother Night bringing forth her progeny, Maru and the gods, and Maui fishing up the land. Men, canoes, houses, etc., are also represented. Some state that Maui invented this game.
Page 104 - He who has been bitten by a snake is afraid of an eel ; he who has been stung by a serpent is afraid of a lizard.
Page 54 - Good pasture, good beef." Cf. 38. 356. Good t'ing wrap in small parcel. "Good things are wrapped in small parcels." 351. Speirs, 11. A good frien is bettah dan money in de pocket. Hazlitt, 14. A friend in the market is better than money in the chest.
Page 28 - A cow knows where there is a weak place in the fence to jump over." 130. Cow no dead, him wi' shake taiL B Tiger sleep but him tail shake. C 682 "If the cow is not dead, her tail will shake." 125. Cf. Plaatje, 503. Marry me, cousin, and retain the dowry cattle in the family fold. Hazlitt, 153 (South Devon). First cousins may marry, Second cousins can't; Third cousins will marry, Fourth cousins won't. 128. Plaatje, 57. A lion's inheritance is his skin. 131. Cow no know de wort
Page 44 - Every dog is a lion at home; Every dog is valiant — at his own door.

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