A Dictionary of the Isle of Wight Dialect, and of Provincialisms Used in the Island: With Illustrative Anecdotes and Tales; to which is Appended the Christmas Boy's Play, an Isle of Wight "Hooam Harvest", and Songs Sung by the Peasantry; Forming a Treasury of Insular Manners and Customs of Fifty Years Ago

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Reeves, 1886 - Christmas plays - 170 pages
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Page 157 - ... to-morrow. Best, while you have it, use your breath; There is no drinking after death. Wine works the heart up, wakes the wit; There is no cure 'gainst age but it. It helps the headache, cough, and tisic, And is for all diseases physic.
Page 133 - Before the barn-door crowing, The cock by hens attended, His eyes around him throwing, Stands for a while suspended. Then one he singles from the crew, And cheers the happy hen; With how do you do, and how do you do, And how do you do again.
Page 157 - Drink to-day, and drown all sorrow, You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow. Best while you have it use your breath; There is no drinking after death.
Page 94 - And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them ; and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived : And Israel said, It is enough ; Joseph my son is yet alive : I will go and see him before I die.
Page 158 - And is to all men the very best of physic. He that drinks small beer, and goes to bed sober, Falls, as the leaves do, that die in October.
Page 142 - One Friday morn when we set sail, Not very far from land, We there did espy a fair pretty maid, With a comb and a glass in her hand, her hand, her hand, With a comb and a glass in her hand.
Page 109 - As we were returning to our inn, we happened to meet some country people celebrating their Harvest Home ; their last load of corn they crown with flowers, having besides an image richly dressed, by which perhaps they would signify Ceres : this they keep moving about, while men and women, men and maidservants, riding through the streets in the cart, shout as loud as they can till they arrive at the barn.
Page 162 - The fox when he came to the farmer's gate, Who should he see but the farmer's drake ; I love you well for your master's sake, And long to be picking your bone, e-oh ! The grey goose she ran round the hay-stack, Oh, ho...
Page 123 - Please such as did help thee — man, woman, and child; Thus doing, with alway, such help as they can, Thou winnest the praise of the labouring man.
Page 148 - THE sun had set behind yon hills, Across yon dreary moor, Weary and lame, a boy there came Up to a farmer's door: 'Can you tell me if any there be That will give me employ, To plow and sow, and reap and mow, And be a farmer's boy?

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