Joel Chandler Harris

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'Roas' me, Brer Fox' sezee, 'but don't fling me in dat brier-patch,' sezee.

Joel Chandler Harris (December 9,1848July 3, 1908) was an American journalist born in Eatonton, Georgia who wrote the Uncle Remus stories.

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  • Brer Fox, he lay low.
    • Legends of the old Plantation (1886), "The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story".
  • Brer Rabbit keep on axin' 'im, en de Tar-Baby, she keep on sayin' nothin', twel present'y Brer Rabbit draw back wid his fis', he did, en blip he tuck 'er side er de head. Right dar's whar he broke his merlasses jug. His fis' stuck, en he can't pull loose. De tar hilt 'im.
    • Legends of the old Plantation (1886), "The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story".
  • 'I don't keer w'at you do wid me, Brer Fox,' sezee, 'so you don't fling me in dat brier-patch. Roas' me, Brer Fox' sezee, 'but don't fling me in dat brier-patch,' sezee.
    • Legends of the Old Plantation (1886), "How Mr. Rabbit was too sharp for Mr. Fox".
  • Ez soshubble ez a baskit er kittens.
    • Legends of the old Plantation (1886).
Brer Rabbit keep on axin' 'im, en de Tar-Baby, she keep on sayin' nothin', twel present'y Brer Rabbit draw back wid his fis', he did, en blip he tuck 'er side er de head.
  • Lazy fokes's stummucks don't git tired.
    • Plantation Proverbs.
  • Jay-bird don't rob his own nes'.
    • Plantation Proverbs.
  • Licker talks mighty loud w'en it gits loose from de jug.
    • Plantation Proverbs.
  • Hungry rooster don't cackle w'en he fine a wum.
    • Plantation Proverbs.
  • Youk'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?
    • Plantation Proverbs.

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  • Once upon a time a Georgian printed a couple of books that attracted notice, but immediately it turned out that he was little more than an amanuensis for the local blacks--that his works were really the products, not of white Georgia, but of black Georgia. Writing afterward as a white man, he swiftly subsided into the fifth rank.

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