A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham, Lincolnshire

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English dialect society, 1877 - English language - 281 pages
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Page 53 - The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye As the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly When summer's breath their masked buds discloses; But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade, Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so; Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made.
Page 170 - One for sorrow, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding, Four for a birth.
Page 92 - HERE'S a health unto our master, The founder of the feast ! I wish, with all my heart and soul, In heaven he may find rest. I hope all things may prosper, That ever he takes in hand; For we are all his servants, And all at his command. Drink, boys, drink, and see you do not spill, For if you do, you must drink two, — it is your master's will. Now our harvest is ended, And supper is past ; Here's our mistress' good health, In a full flowing glass!
Page 10 - And rearing Lindis, backward pressed, Shook all her trembling bankes amaine; Then madly at the eygre's breast Flung uppe her weltering walls again. Then bankes came downe with ruin and rout, Then beaten foam flew round about, — Then all the mighty floods were out.
Page 8 - NODAL. 4s. 6d. 19. An Outline of the Grammar of West Somerset. By FT ELWORTHY, Esa. 5s. 1878. 20. A Glossary of Cumberland Words and Phrases. By WILLIAM DICKINSON, FLS 6s. 21. Tusser's Five Hundred Pointes of Good Husbandrie. Edited with Introduction, Notes and Glossary, by W. PAINE and SIDNEY J.
Page 27 - If a swarm of bees alight on a dead tree, or on the dead bough of a living tree, there will be a death in the family of the owner during the year.
Page 16 - Notes and Queries. Mr. J. Eglington Bailey, FSA, has undertaken to arrange and edit the Index to the list of Provincialisms mentioned in Notes and Queries. The index to the twelve •volumes of the First Series has been completed by Mr. Satchell ; and that to the Fourth Series by Mrs. Gutch. Mr. Bailey will himself compile the index to the Fifth Series, which may as well now be included in the volume.
Page 18 - May inst. (1786) ; immediately after which the bride and bridegroom with their attendants will proceed to Lonefoot, in the said parish, where the nuptials will be celebrated by a variety of rural entertainments. Then come one and all, At Hymen's soft call. From Whitehaven, Workington, Harington, Dean, Hail, Ponsonby, Blaing, and all places between; From Egremont, Cockermouth, Barton, St.
Page 58 - I'll be deyand if I doant laay thee a quart o' that Will. Done ! and I'll ax meyastur to night when 1 goos whooam, bee't how Ч wool. (Accordingly ttejastur was applied to by Will, who made his decision known to Jan the next morning.) Will. I zay, Jan ! I axed meyastur about that are last night. Jan. Well ! what ded 'ur zay Will.
Page 101 - To play at ducks and drakes is to throw a flat stone and any such-like thing over the water so as to make it glance along the surface. When this is done the following jingle is said : ' A duck and a drake, And a penny white cake And a skew-ball.

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