[Ads-l] "See Spot Run"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 2 22:55:04 EST 2017


Bellow is a superior citation for "See Spot run" located by researcher
S. M. Colowick.

Year: 1908 (Copyright 1904 by James R. McDonald)
Title: The Wide Awake Primer
Author: Clara Murray
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uva.x004507904
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uva.x004507904?urlappend=%3Bseq=15

[Begni excerpt]
Sit up, Spot, sit up!
This is my ball
Catch my ball, Spot.
Catch my ball, little dog.
Run, Spot, run !
See Spot run.
[End excerpt]

Garson

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 10:45 PM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com> wrote:
>  This was a Scott,  Foreman series.  Try contacting the reading instruction
> department in Chicago.
>
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> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
> Shapiro, Fred
> Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:44 PM
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> Subject: "See Spot Run"
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> Poster:       "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
> 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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