A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham, Lincolnshire, Volume 6

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English dialect society, 1877 - English language - 281 pages
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Page 22 - And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants ; and they bare them before him.
Page 286 - THE objects of the ENGLISH DIALECT SOCIETY are : — (1) to bring together all those who have made a study of any of the Provincial Dialects of England, or who are interested in the subject of Provincial English ; (2) to combine the labours of collectors of Provincial English words by providing a common centre to which they may be sent, so as to gather material for a general record of all such words...
Page 46 - 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 286 - English words by providing a common centre to which they may be sent, so as to gather material for a general record of all such words ; (3) to reprint various useful Glossaries that have appeared in scarce or inconvenient volumes ; (4) to publish (subject to proper revision) such collections of Provincial English words as exist at present only in manuscript ; and (5) to supply references to sources of information which may be of material assistance to word-collectors, students, and all who have a...
Page 288 - Glossary, and he points out that it occurs in Chaucer. But Chaucer was better acquainted with the South of England, and it is accordingly not surprising to find, in Dr Pegge's MS. Kentish Glossary, the following entry — " To year, this year ; as to-day is this day.
Page 288 - Rules ;" and members are cautioned against considering the words with which they are familiar as peculiar to their own district. Occasionally this is the case. But more frequently, a word which is called peculiar to Lancashire or Yorkshire is not at all unknown in Kent and Surrey, and few facts are more interesting than the sporadic distribution of some words. Thus, the Furness word...
Page 77 - I'll speed me to the pond, where the high stool On the long plank hangs o'er the muddy pool, That stool, the dread of every scolding quean.
Page 3 - With that he cried and beat his breast; For lo! along the river's bed A mighty eygre reared his crest, And uppe the Lindis raging sped. It swept with thunderous noises loud; Shaped like a curling snow-white cloud, Or like a demon in a shroud.
Page 294 - W. P. Williams, of Bishop's Hull, and the late WA Jones, MA, was published in 1874 (but dated 1873) for the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. Upon application to that Society and to the author, we have obtained leave to reprint it shortly, as not many copies were separately printed. Members who wish to obtain a copy at once should apply to Mr F. May, High Street, Taunton.
Page 20 - 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.

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