Life and Works Volume 12

Life and Works Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... the fences all on 'em bolster'd oop wi' the windle 1 that night; An' the cat wur a-sleeapin alongside Roaver, but I wur awaake, An' smoakin' an' thinkin' o' things--Doant maake thysen sick wi' the caake. Fur the men ater supper 'ed sung their songs an' 'ed 'ed their beer, An' 'ed goan their waays; ther was nobbut three, an' noan on 'em theere. They was all on 'em fear'd o' the Ghoast an dussn't not sleeap i' the 'ouse, But Dicky, the Ghoast moastlins 2 was nobbut a rat or a mouse. An' I loookt out wonsta at the night, an' the daale was all of a thaw, Fur I seed the beck coomin' down like a long black snaake i' the snaw, An' I heard grealt heaps o' the snaw slushin' down fro' the bank to the beck, An' then as I stood i' the doorwaay, I feeald it drip o' my neck. 1 Drifted snow. 2 ' Mofistlins, ' for the most part, generally. 3 Once. Saw I turn'd in agean, an' I thowt o' the good owd times 'at was goan, An' the munney they maade by the war, an' the times 'at was coomin' on; Fur I thowt if the Staate was a gawin' to let in furriners' wheat, Howiver was British farmers to stan' agean o' their feeat. Howiver was I fur to find my rent an' to paay my men? An' all along o' the feller' as turn'd 'is back of hissen. Thou slep i' the chaumber above us, we couldn't ha' 'eard tha call, Sa Moother 'ed tell'd ma to bring tha down, an' thy craadle an' all; Fur the gell o' the...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884574
  • 9781236884572