Dialect of Craven, in the Westriding of the County of York: With a Copious Glossary, Illus. by Authorities from Ancient English & Scottish Writers, & Exemplified by Two Familiar Dialogues, Volume 1
Crofts, 1828 - English language - 359 pages
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appears applied authorities beat Belg better Book called cast cattle Chaucer child cloth cold common corn corruption Cotgrave Craven derives Dialect Doug Douglas dress drink edition English expression fair fall fellow fire foot frequently Gentle give given Glossary ground hair hand hard hath head heart hence horse iron Jamieson Johnson kind King land language learned Letter light look Lord means milk Nares nearly never obsolete pass person piece play Plou Poems Pręt probably Ramsay says seems sense Shaks sheep shoe signifies similar Skinner Spenser stone supposed Tale term Teut thee thing thou Todd translated tree Tusser verb Virg WELSH Wiclif wood word
Page 285 - ST. Swithin's day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's day if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair.
Page 221 - tis a lie, I am not ague-proof. Glo. The trick of that voice I do well remember : Is't not the king ? Lear. Ay, every inch a king : When I do stare, see, how the subject quakes.
Page 100 - And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin...
Page 204 - UPON a simmer Sunday morn, When Nature's face is fair, I walked forth to view the corn, An' snuff the caller air. The rising sun, owre Galston muirs, Wi' glorious light was glintin ; The hares were hirplin down the furs, The lav'rocks they were chantin Fu
Page 242 - There were the ware of a wight yeoman, His body leaned to a tree. A sword and a dagger he wore by his side, Of manye a man the bane ; And he was clad in his capull hyde Topp and tayll and mayne. Stand you still, master...
Page 80 - Her cutty sark, o' Paisley harn, That while a lassie she had worn, In longitude tho' sorely scanty, It was her best, and she was vauntie. — Ah ! little kend thy reverend grannie, That sark she coft for her wee Nannie, Wi...
Page 297 - Tam, had'st thou but been sae wise, As taen thy ain wife Kate's advice! She tauld thee weel thou was a skellum, A blethering, blustering, drunken blellum That frae November till October, Ae market-day thou was nae sober; That ilka melder wi...
Page 81 - Ladybird, Ladybird, fly away home, Your house is on fire, your children will burn.
Page 109 - tis not done: the attempt and not the deed Confounds us. Hark! I laid their daggers ready; He could not miss 'em. Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done't.
Page 161 - my sight soon mayst thou be! I grantit nevir a traitor's life, And now I'll not begin wi' thee!' 'Grant me my life, my liege, my King! And a bonny gift I'll gie to thee Gude four-and-twenty ganging mills, That gang thro ' a