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A Glossary of the Cotswold (Gloucestershire) Dialect
Richard Webster Huntley
No preview available - 2015
agen ancient Ballads beat becomes Ben Jonson Beteem bird Bret-ful Buggan cattle Chaucer chiefly conceit contraction coppice Cotswold dialect Cotswold range Danish derived dipthong disannul Dursley Dutch earth Eobert evil Fletcher FLUMP French frequently Gaelic Gallows gamon Gloucestershire grass green woodpecker Hamlet hath hedge Henry Henry IV Hill Icelandic idem Ingle-nook instances Jonson KECK kexies King King Lear labour Langtoft Latin letter Lord means metaphor Midsum month's mind mowing Nares's Glossary night Night's Dream OONT passim past tense PEASEN Percy's Peter Langtoft phrase piddling pleonasm plural pollard pronounced pronunciation QUOP Robert of Gloucester Sanscrit Saxon scathe sense Shakespeare sometimes Songs sound Spenser's Fairy Queen Spoken Subst SWAGGLE temp Tempest Teuton thee thou timber tongue tree Tusser's Husbandry u'll usually Verb waggon Walter Scott Welsh WHEEDLE wind Winter's Tale wite With-wind wood woodpecker word young
Page 25 - And curd, like eager droppings into milk, The thin and wholesome blood: so did it mine; And a most instant tetter bark'd about, Most lazar-like, with vile and loathsome crust, All my smooth body. Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother's hand, Of life, of crown, of queen, at once dispatch'd...
Page 58 - O'erflows the measure : those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front : his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper', And is become the bellows, and the fan, To cool a gipsy's lust.
Page 26 - Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
Page 28 - That it should come to this! But two months dead - nay, not so much, not two So excellent a king, that was to this Hyperion to a satyr, so loving to my mother That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly.
Page 25 - The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: and the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Page 62 - WHEN frost will not suffer to dike and to hedge. Then get thee a heat with thy beetle and wedge: Once Hallowmas come, and a fire in the hall, Such slivers do well for to lie by the wall.
Page 32 - KINDLE the Christmas brand, and then Till sunne-set let it burne ; Which quencht, then lay it up agen, Till Christmas next returne. Part must be kept wherewith to teend * The Christmas log next yeare ; And where 'tis safely kept, the fiend Can do no mischiefe there.
Page 30 - With those that I saw suffer ! a brave vessel, Who had no doubt some noble creatures in her, Dash'd all to pieces.
Page 32 - KINDLE the Christmas Brand and then Till Sunne-set, let it burne ; Which quencht, then lay it up agen, Till Christmas next returne. Part must be kept wherewith to teend The Christmas Log next yeare ; And where 'tis safely kept, the Fiend, Can do no mischiefe (there).