A Glossary of the Lancashire Dialect, Volume 14

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Pub. for the Literary club By A. Ireland & Company, 1875 - English language - 290 pages
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Page 73 - Envie rode Upon a ravenous wolfe, and still did chaw Between his cankred teeth a venemous tode, That all the poison ran about his chaw...
Page 29 - Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward.
Page 134 - And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
Page 47 - And on his head an yvie girland had, From under which fast trickled downe the sweat : Still as he rode, he somewhat still did eat, And in his hand did beare a bouzing can, Of which he supt so oft, that on his seat His dronken corse he scarse upholden can, In shape and life more like a monster, then a man.
Page 35 - Now also let it be according unto your words. He with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.
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Page 153 - A man may see how this world goes with no eyes. Look with thine ears : see how yond justice rails upon yond simple thief. Hark, in thine ear : change places; and, handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief?
Page 195 - An', sometimes, th' wayter in his e'en, 'At fun has teyched to flow, Can hardly roll away, afore It 's wash'd wi' drops o' woe. Then, here 's to Jone, an' Ab, an' Ned, An' Matty, — an' er Joe, — My feyther, an' my mother ; an' Er t'other lads an
Page 118 - For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.
Page 108 - Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver: there would this monster make a man ; any strange beast there makes a man : when they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.

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