A glossary of the Cotswold, Gloucestershire, dialect (Google eBook)

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1868
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Page 25 - And curd, like eager droppings into milk, The thin and wholesome blood: so did it mine; And a most instant tetter bark'd about, Most lazar-like, with vile and loathsome crust, All my smooth body. Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother's hand, Of life, of crown, of queen, at once dispatch'd...
Page 14 - O, throw away the worser part of it. And live the purer with the other half.
Page 58 - O'erflows the measure : those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front : his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper', And is become the bellows, and the fan, To cool a gipsy's lust.
Page 26 - Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
Page 28 - That it should come to this! But two months dead - nay, not so much, not two So excellent a king, that was to this Hyperion to a satyr, so loving to my mother That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly.
Page 25 - The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: and the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Page 62 - WHEN frost will not suffer to dike and to hedge. Then get thee a heat with thy beetle and wedge: Once Hallowmas come, and a fire in the hall, Such slivers do well for to lie by the wall.
Page 32 - KINDLE the Christmas brand, and then Till sunne-set let it burne ; Which quencht, then lay it up agen, Till Christmas next returne. Part must be kept wherewith to teend * The Christmas log next yeare ; And where 'tis safely kept, the fiend Can do no mischiefe there.
Page 30 - With those that I saw suffer ! a brave vessel, Who had no doubt some noble creatures in her, Dash'd all to pieces.
Page 32 - KINDLE the Christmas Brand and then Till Sunne-set, let it burne ; Which quencht, then lay it up agen, Till Christmas next returne. Part must be kept wherewith to teend The Christmas Log next yeare ; And where 'tis safely kept, the Fiend, Can do no mischiefe (there).

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