Specimens of English Dialects: I. Devonshire: an Exmoor Scolding and Courtship

English dialect society, 1879 - 222 Seiten

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Seite ix - Plight (towards the end of the fifteenth or the beginning of the sixteenth century...
Seite 203 - He married my sisters with five pound or twenty nobles a-piece, so that he brought them up in godliness and fear of God. He kept hospitality for his poor neighbours; and some alms he gave to the poor, and all this he did of the said farm.
Seite 203 - My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep ; and my mother milked thirty kine. He was able, and did find the king a harness, with himself and his horse, while he came to the place that he should receive the king's wages. I can remember that I buckled his harness when he went unto Blackheath field. He kept me to school, or else I had...
Seite 191 - And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia : but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more...
Seite xviii - Melismata. Musicall Phansies, fitting the Court, Citie and Countrey Humours, to 3, 4 and 5 Voyces.
Seite 188 - God with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind, and with all his strength...
Seite 149 - Never ; he will not : Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Other women cloy The appetites they feed ; but she makes hungry, Where most she satisfies : for vilest things Become themselves in her ; that the holy priests Bless her when she is riggish.
Seite 212 - Ferdinando of Spain. But if you shall change Lewis the twelfth for Lewis the eleventh, who lived a little before, then the consort is more perfect. For that Lewis the eleventh, Ferdinando, and Henry, may be esteemed for the tres magi of Kings of those ages. To conclude, if this King did no greater matters, it was long of himself: for what he minded he compassed.
Seite xix - Iche pray you good mother tell our young dame, Whence I am come and what is my name, I cannot come a woing every day. Quoth the nurse, They be lubbers not lovers that so use to say.

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