A collection of pieces in the dialect of Zummerzet, ed. by J.O. Halliwell, Volume 4

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James Orchard Halliwell- Phillipps
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Page 11 - ADZOOKS ches went the other day to London town; In Smithfield such gazing, Zuch thrusting and squeezing, Was never known : A zitty of wood, some volk do call it Bartledom Fair, But ches zure nought but kings and queens live there.
Page 7 - Water to cure the ehab, or itch, in sheep. vawk ! Larence ! what, oot niver let I up ? There ! zum o' tha sheep be agwon down ta Ready Ham ; withers be gwon into Leek-beds ; an zum o'm be in Hounlake ; dree or vour o'm be gwon za vur as Slow-wa: the ditches be, menny o'm za* dry 'tis all now rangel common ! There ! I'll gee thee dree ha pence ta let I goo.
Page 11 - I zwallowed the affront, but staid no longer there ; I thrust and I scrambled, Till further I rambled, Into the Fair. Where trumpets and bagpipes, kettle-drnms, fiddlers, were all at work, And the cook zung, Here's your delicate pig and pork.
Page 9 - I had six oxen t'other day and them the Roundheads stole away a Mischief be their speed. I had six horses left me whole and them the Cavileers have stole. Gods zores, they are both agreed. " There goes my corne, my beanes and pease, I doe not dare them to displease, they doe zoe zweare and vapor. Then to the Governor I come And pray him to discharge the sum, but nought can get but paper.
Page 4 - B •",, only such the age or the victim, his venerable character, and tragedy probably other circumstances of which the memory is lost, helped to give this a detailed place in the history of the dissolution when others...
Page 10 - But nought can get, or (except) paper. Gods bores, dost think a paper will Keep warme my back and belly fill ? No, no, goe burne the note ; If that another yeare my veeld No better profitt doe me yeeld, I may goe cut my throate. If any money "chave in store...
Page 6 - Tidball, a querulous and suspicious old man, to look after a large flock of sheep. The scene of his soliloquy may be thus described. A green sunny bank, on which the body may agreeably repose, called the Sea Wall. On the sea side was an extensive common called the Wath, and adjoining to it was another called the Island ; both were occasionally overflowed by the tide. On the other side of the bank were rich enclosed pastures, suitable for fattening the finest cattle. Into these enclosures many of...
Page 7 - I upt, an a zed, nif a voun one o' my sheep in tha vive-an-twenty yacres, a'd drash I za long as a cood ston auver me, an wi
Page 8 - I dwont like en at all ; a's za rough an za zoiir. An Will Popham too, ta betwite me about tha maid : a call'd er a rathe-ripe Lady-buddick.** I dwont mislike tha name at all, thawf I dwont...
Page 13 - I'm sure there can be no harm in't ; Who would lose the zight of the lasses and pages, And pretty little Sue so true, when she ever engages ; E'gad not I, I'd rather lose all my wages. There's my Lord has got the curiousest daughter, Look but on her, she'll make the chops on ye water ; This is the day the ladies are all about her, Some veed her, some to...

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