A Glossary of North Country Words, in Use: With Their Etymology, and Affinity to Other Languages ; and Occasional Notices of Local Customs and Popular Superstitions--

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E. Charnley, 1829 - English language - 343 pages

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Page 173 - has getten out o'is wee bit gig-thing there !" Kill-priest, a jocular name for port wine—from which a very irreverent inference is drawn. But as Shakspeare says, Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used; exclaim no more against it Othello.
Page 196 - or limits between England and Scotland, when these were considered as enemies' countries. There were march laws, and march courts of judicature, of which the Wardens were supreme judges. They of those marches, gracious sovereign, Shall be a wall sufficient to defend Our inland from the pilfering borderers.
Page 214 - Something like the Dowpy. Nether, lower. Sax. neother.—Nether-lip, the under lip. That thou art my son, I have partly thy mother's word, partly my own opinion; but chiefly a villainous trick of thine eye, and a foolish hanging of the nether
Page 209 - when the masqueraders vied with each other in the magnificence, or rather the oddity of their dresses. See more on this subject in Brand's Pop. Antiq. Vol. I., p. 354. Who lists may in their mumming see Traces of ancient mystery ; White shirts supplied the masquerade, And smutted cheeks the visors made; But, O ! what masquers, richly
Page 246 - the common people, in many parts of the North, to wear oak leaves in their hats, and also to place them on their horses' heads. Formerly, in Newcastle, When civil dudgeon first grew high, And men fell out they knew not
Page 150 - Thus Shakspeare expresses the exact meaning when he makes Pistol say, Sir John, I am thy Pistol, and thy friend, And helter-skelter have I rode to thee; And tidings do I bring. 2d. Part of King Henry IV.
Page 194 - father, Maine is lost; That Maine which by main force Warwick did win, And would have kept so long as breath did last: •Main-chance, father, you meant; but I meant Maine ,Which I will win from France, or else be
Page 207 - Hotspur, when taxed by Mortimer with crossing his father, thus to exclaim— I cannot choose: sometimes he angers me With telling me of the moldwarp and the ant, &c First Part of King Henry IV.
Page 109 - This is that very Mab, That plats the manes of horses in the night; And bakes the elf-locks in foul sluttish hairs. Which, once untangled, much misfortune
Page x - Glossarium Suio-Gothicum, 2 torn. fol. Upsal. 1769. ... Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, 2 vols. 4to. Edinb. 1808. Supplement to the Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, 2 vols. 4to. Edinb. 1825. Observations on some of the Dialects in the West of England, particularly Somersetshire : with a Glossary, 12mo. Lond. 1825. Etymologicum

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