Specimens of the Dialect of Westmorland

Specimens of the Dialect of Westmorland

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...bet he hed ta brick steeans fer his brekfast. Sooa ya may rakkan im, an o sick like, es a reet doon ninnehammer, that's sewer an sartan. Then weed anudther nebber, Bobby et t' Yews an thaer Betty. Bobby wes a varra whyat, daesant chap in his wae. Betty wes a streck-forrat sooart ov a body an duddent ga varra far roond her waark. She meeastly went t' naarest rooad, an if things woddent dew she meead em dew an heddent menny werds owert. Thaed a conny lile steeat a ther aan, an wer gaely weel off. Betty leeakt gaely sharp eftre things; sheed scrow aboot amang t' kye an t' coves an t' pigs, an leeak eftre t' hoose waark es weel, an keep Bobby amakaly undre her thowm. Bet he kent his pleease varra weel, an Betty thowt et she kent hers tew. Sooa thae gat on tagidther varra whyatly, wioot mickle fratchin er foein oot owert. Bet yance thae wer gaan ta hae sum girt stirrins et t' Punch Bowl, an Bobby wanted ta gang varra badly. He wes et Betty ower an ower agen fer twa three weeks afooar t' time ta let im gang. Bet Betty sed lile er nowt aboot it whedther he mud er he muddent, nobbet mappm when heed be on aboot it sheed sae, "What mun sick lile mafflins es thee ga ta sick pleeases for? Thae want nowt wi sick es thee theear. Thood bettre bi teea hofe be et heeam atopa thi aan harstan ner gaan theear, that's sartan. Bet when t' dae com Bobby wes up lang afooar et wes leet, an hed ote waark deean an ivvery thing sided up, an wes fidging aboot ommast like a fish oot a wattre, er a dog et a faer, an wes et Betty ower an ower ageean, ote forneean. "What, .a ma ga, maent a. As be sewer ta be heeam i' good time; an thoo sees it's net offen a ga frae heeam like...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760611
  • 9781236760616