Miscellaneous Poems: Some of which are in the Cumberland Dialect

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W. Borrowdale, 1805 - 237 ページ
 

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200 ページ - It was believed that his object was to penetrate either by the isthmus of Suez, or by the Red Sea, to the Indian Ocean, to embark his troops, and, by a co-operation with Tippoo sultan, to endeavour the overthrow of the British empire in the East.
126 ページ - I've been at As hes but seldom been, Whar was sec wallopin' an' wark As varra few hev seen , By neeght or day. Bit furst I'll tell you how an' why This parlish bout begun, An' when an' whar, an' whea they war 'At meade a' this feyne fun. Furst, you mun ken, a youthfu...
125 ページ - ... appear the fanciful embellishments of this pastoral. It is a fact well known to the inhabitants of this county, that when a youthful couple conceive a disposition to venture on the voyage of matrimony, with perhaps more of the assurances of the blind god, than the blind goddess, or in plain English, with more love than money, the bridegroom generally engages two or three of his companions to assist him in canvassing round ten or a dozen of the adjacent parishes; where they invite all, indiscriminately,...
143 ページ - An' a' the lave, by sleep owrsped, War round us sitten. Someteymes i'th' winter-neeghts, when dark, We'd into th' Ladies' Di'rys yark, There, wi' charade or rebus stark, We'd hev a bout, An' monny a teyme we'd puzzlin' wark Someteymes we'd politics in han'— The king, the laws, the reeghts o' man, The parish clash, the empire's ban', Just as it chanc'd; Each art an' science now an
116 ページ - He telt, reeght gleesomely, lang seyne. Scot yence got Criffell on his back, Some pedder-leyke, as stwories tell; But whow! his girtins gev* a crack, An' down his boozy burden fell. Auld Nick and Scot yence kempt, they say, Whea best a reape frae saun cud tweyne, Clouts begg'd some caff; quo' Mitchell,
67 ページ - In vain the Tyrians on their arms rely, In vain attempt to fight, in vain to fly; All their endeavours and their hopes are vain ; Some die entangled in the winding train; Some are devour'd, or feel a loathsome death, Swoln up with blasts of pestilential breath.
125 ページ - ... verity of such a narrative; but to those who are more intimately acquainted with the rural manners and simple customs of the county of Cumberland, I am confident of their acknowledging every circumstance that has been introduced; nay, even what may appear the fanciful embellishments of this pastoral. It is a fact well known to the inhabitants of this county, that when a youthful couple conceive a disposition to venture on the voyage of matrimony, with perhaps more of the assurances of the blind...
131 ページ - Wheyle th' fiddlers they're at wark i'th' leathe, An' thrang they're the fiddle tuning ; Tom Trimmel, Tommy Baxter, Stagg, Nay, hauf-a-scowre they've led in, An' they're a' rozzlin' up their bows To streyke up Cuddy's Weddin' The breyde now on a coppy-stuol Sits down i'th...
125 ページ - ... the blind goddess, or in plain English, with more love than money, the bridegroom generally engages two or three of his companions to assist him in canvassing round ten or a dozen of the adjacent parishes. where they invite all, indiscriminately, to assemble on such a day, to assist in solemnizing the nuptials of — On the day appointed, which is generally a week or fortnight after the day of invitation, the country people, for many miles round, repair to the house of the young couple, or place...

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