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almanac, rhyme, Pennsylvania Dutch, anatomy, Zodiac signs, John Gruber, Hagerstown, Mary Ann Schaeffer
A clipping from John Gruber's Hagerstown almanac showing how the constellations correspond to parts of the human body and a childhood rhyme about the signs of the Zodiac recounted by H. Wayne Gruber. Gruber provides Pennsylvania Dutch translations for the star signs along with the rhyme his mother, Mary Ann Schaeffer, repeated to him as a child.
H. Wayne Gruber
Alfred L. Shoemaker
English and Pennsylvania German
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Gruber, H. Wayne, "Pennsylvania Dutch Rhyme on the Twelve Constellations" (1950). Alfred L. Shoemaker Folk Cultural Documents. 35.
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