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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:49 pm 
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When was this first printed/published, and by whom?

Aesop?


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The proverb has been traced back to Teacher's Manual (1840) by American educator Thomas Palmer. Originally it was a maxim used by American schoolchildren to do their homework. Palmer wrote: "'Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." The saying was popularized later by Hickson in his Moral Song (1857).


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pna123 You might also enjoy this explanation of the origin, but sadly its only legend.

http://www.showcaves.com/english/explai ... Bruce.html

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