The Peasant Speech of Devon; With Other Matters Connected Therewith

The Peasant Speech of Devon; With Other Matters Connected Therewith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... At a charity school, not many years ago, the master was fond of imbibing too freely at a small inn opposite the school-house. When the boys discovered that 'maister wuz agone tii 'ave a drap, ' they would rush wildly from the schoolroom, shouting: 'Crowdie, crowdie Kit! Holiday yisterday, And zo 'tez 'et!' The master was quite content to let them go, for their absence gave him a capital excuse to spend the rest of the day in the company of 'a churchwarden' and a foaming pot. Crowder = a fiddler. 'There go'th tha crowder! I warndee 'e's off tii Worlington Revel! Come along, Jenny, let's go tii, an' 'ave a try at Roger de Coverley wance more.' Crub = a crust. 'Yer, Kezia, come in 'ouze an' cut a crub ov burd an' cheese vur Jack Mayne's supper avore 'e go'th 'ome.' Crub = the trough into which chaff and other fodder is put to feed cattle. 'Ef yiire bwoy go'th upen tha linhay: e'll vind tha crub vull ov tha cob that tha rats 'ave a-digged out ov tha wail, 'tez prime stuff tii put intii vlower-nats.' Dollop = a big lump. 'Whot iver didee put zich gert dollops ov suet Intii the pudden vur, Lizzie?' Doomshaw, or Dumeshaw = a procession, circus. I once heard this word applied to the Lord Mayor's procession: 'Well, I tellee I wuz up tii Lunnon last week, jist in time tii zee tha Lord Mayor go out in his carridge, and a brave ol' diimeshaw 'twuz sure nuff. Yu niver zeed sich a rally as 'twuz. I widden like tii be gapped at like 'e wuz, I run tellee!' Dotty = half-witted. 'Poor old Mrs. Fangdin is getting dotty, th'of 'er 've a knaw'd a theng or tii in 'er life-time za well's Dr.' Budd!' Bouted = extinguished, put out. Maid: 'I've a douted tha fire an' tha kannels, mum!' Mistress: 'Say "extinguished," not " douted," Jane.' Maid: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554264
  • 9781236554260