[Ads-l] "See Spot Run"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 2 22:21:14 EST 2017


> On Feb 2, 2017, at 10:06 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Fred, I think obtaining the following book will be useful. It seems to
> have a 1936 date and contains some key phrases, e.g, "I see spot run"
> and "Run Spot, run", but it does not contain a match for "Dick".
> 
> The following phrases are visible in snippets in the book pointed to
> by the following link within the Google Books database:
> 
> https://books.google.com/books?id=3ScNAQAAIAAJ&
> 
> [Begin titlepage]
> Happy Hour Readers
> Teacher's Guide
> for
> SPOT
> A PRE-PRIMER
> and
> JO-BOY
> A PRIMER
> by Mildred English
> and
> Thomas Alexander
> [End titlepage]
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> Copyright 1936
> [End excerpt]
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
>       1                                                    2
> Spot and the Kittens                   Spot and the Kittens
> 
> See spot.                                   I see Spot run.
> See the kittens                          I see the kittens run.
> They run up and down
> [End excerpt]
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> Spot and the Ducks
> 
> Run Spot, run.
> Catch the ducks.
> [End excerpt]
> 
> 
Tonstant Weader fwowed up.

LH



> On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 9:52 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
>> Come again?
>> 
>> 
>> Fred Shapiro
>> 
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>> Subject: Re: "See Spot Run"
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>> I had _Dick and Jane_ in 1948.  I'm sure "See Spot run" was there. A brilliant casuist disproved every false generalization. He ihads justly known lately. Moreover, no pompous quibbler really said that useful verities were xenophobic yet zealous.
>> 
>>      From: "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
>> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>> Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:43 PM
>> Subject: "See Spot Run"
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>> In the Yale Book of Quotations, I have the following:
>> 
>> See Dick.
>> See Dick run.
>> William S. Gray and Edna B. Liek, Teacher's Guidebook for the Elson Basic R=
>> eaders, Pre-Primer and Primer sec. 1 (1931).  The best-known lines from the=
>> "Dick and Jane" readers, "See Spot.  See Spot run.  Run, Spot, run!," do n=
>> ot appear in the 1931 guidebook but were introduced sometime in the decades=
>> following.
>> 
>> Is anyone able to supply any further information about where the "Spot run"=
>> lines first appeared?
>> 
>> Fred Shapiro
>> 
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