Notes and Queries Volume 9

Notes and Queries Volume 9

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...and towards the end of 'The Twa Herds' ve find this, which may be placed with the example given by Mr. Scott Douglas from ' Philly and illy ' --Forbye turncoats aman oursel', There 's Smith or ane, I doubt he's but a gra-nick quill, And that ye 'l fin'. Probably the ordinary versifier would find it as difiicult to discover a rime for Ecclefechan as for the proverbial " porringer," but Burns readily accomplished the feat, duly adjusting in the proper place the guttural "laigh ane," and producing this: My gutcher has A hich house and a laigh ane, from the manifest practice of the oet, one is inclined to decide against rather t an for the proposition of one of the most competent among Burns's editors. It may be well to rest our conclusion on a compromise. As Burns's father belonged to Kincardineshire he probably said "ane" and " ance," as is the custom on the east coast of Scotland, northwards of the Forth, while his-mother, an Ayrshire woman, would pronounce the words "yin" and "yince," if the editorial information regarding the practice in the southwestern counties is correct. Both from his upbringing and from his experience of Scottish cities and men, the poet would be familiar with the two methods of pronunciation, and, according to his wont, would treat the matter easily. leaving readers to decide for themselves. But he could hardly fail to think " yin" and "yince " erroneous. THOMAS BAYNE. 'Tm: NORWICH Roan, ' BY C. G. HARPER.--In this interesting book a curious mistake occurs at p. 120. Anthony Trollope is made to kill Mrs. Proudie in 'BarchesterTowers.' As a...show more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873874
  • 9781236873873