A Glossary of Words Pertaining to the Dialect of Mid-Yorshire: With Others Peculiar to Lower Nidderdale, Volume 5, Issue 1

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English dialect society, 1877 - English language - 164 pages
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Page 83 - Shakspere, in Romeo and Juliet, Act. I. sc. iii., represents the Nurse saying of Romeo : ' A man, young lady ! lady, such a man, As all the world—Why, he's a man of wax,' that is,—a model man; 'i' faith, a very flower.' It is possible that this Holderness appellation may have come down from the Elizabethan age, and been preserved, although scarcely known elsewhere
Page 115 - some sooat o' mischief." Sag [saag], v. to droop ; to become dispirited, through care or affliction. 'And the heart I bear Shall never sag with doubt, nor shake with fear.
Page 97 - The parching air Burns fröre, and cold performs th' effect of fire." —WWS] Fore has two other vulgar forms [fuo'h'r, faor'], and a gradation of refined ones [fur', fu'r,
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Page 66 - When the pot is taken from the hooks over the fire, the latter begin to •vibrate, and the maid is anxious to stop them, for while they continue in motion ' the Virgin weeps."
Page 37 - I wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year ; A pocketful of money, and a
Page 88 - proper is well explained in the Wh. Gl. :—" The corner on both sides the fire - place in oldfashioned country houses, where the fire is kindled on the hearth, and a bawk or beam for the mantel-piece overarches it the
Page 2 - a piece of green, and there a piece of orange tawny. We borrow words from the French, Italian and Latin, as every pedant chooses.
Page 113 - North Riding, this mythical saint is a subject of constant allusion, as one having superlative excellencies, but a saint whose day in the calendar never comes. Of a bright copper
Page 42 - the Monday before Shrove Tuesday, so called because it was the last day of flesh-eating before Lent, when fresh meat was cut in

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