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title The Proverbial Islander
creator Pratt, T.K.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description "The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation," says Bacon, "are discovered in its proverbs." Many later commentators have agreed. Proverbs are a clue to what people believe, a natural outgrowth of their ideals of life. They are the learning of those not usually though learned; they are the wisdom of the folk. Few of us are aware, until we begin to count, just how many proverbs are sprinkled as the salt of everyday speech. In her "Proverbs and How to Collect Them," a pamphlet put out by the American Dialect Society, Margaret M. Bryant writes that "rural or secluded districts are especially rich in proverbial lore, lore often peculiar to them." This article attempts to mine the lore of Prince Edward Island proverbs, as found in such nuggets as It's easy to pass a poor man's door.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1981
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-137
source 10
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title The Proverbial Islander
creator Pratt, T.K.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description "The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation," says Bacon, "are discovered in its proverbs." Many later commentators have agreed. Proverbs are a clue to what people believe, a natural outgrowth of their ideals of life. They are the learning of those not usually though learned; they are the wisdom of the folk. Few of us are aware, until we begin to count, just how many proverbs are sprinkled as the salt of everyday speech. In her "Proverbs and How to Collect Them," a pamphlet put out by the American Dialect Society, Margaret M. Bryant writes that "rural or secluded districts are especially rich in proverbial lore, lore often peculiar to them." This article attempts to mine the lore of Prince Edward Island proverbs, as found in such nuggets as It's easy to pass a poor man's door.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1981
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-137
source 10
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.