A glossary of north country words, in use. From an original manuscript, with additions

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Seite 60 - Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades, Of healths five fathom deep ; and then anon Drums in his ear, at which he starts, and wakes ; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again. This is that very Mab, That plats the manes of horses in the night ; And bakes the elf-locks in foul sluttish hairs, Which, once untangled, much misfortune bodes...
Seite 154 - Honour and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
Seite 239 - Come, bring with a noise, My merry, merry boys, The Christmas log to the firing ; While my good dame, she Bids ye all be free, And drink to your hearts
Seite 148 - Wi' him that night. The auld guidwife's weel-hoordet nits Are round an' round divided, An' monie lads' an' lasses' fates Are there that night decided : Some kindle, couthie, side by side, An' burn thegither trimly; Some start awa, wi' saucy pride, An' jump out-owre the chimlie Fu
Seite 109 - Come, come ; good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well us'd : exclaim no more against it.
Seite 13 - Through they were lin'd with many a piece Of ammunition bread and cheese, And fat black-puddings, proper food For warriors that delight in blood : For, as we said, he always chose To carry vittle in his hose, That often tempted rats and mice The ammunition to surprise : And when he put a hand but in The one or t...
Seite 106 - KELD, the still part of a river, which has an oily smoothness, while the rest of the water is ruffled. I have only heard this word on the Tyne, and confined to the meaning here given ; but a friend, who lately visited...
Seite 13 - Who fear'd no blows but such as bruise. His breeches were of rugged woollen, And had been at the siege of...
Seite 186 - ... it is supposed that a shrew-mouse is of so baneful and deleterious a nature, that wherever it creeps over a beast, be it horse, cow, or sheep, the suffering animal is afflicted with cruel anguish, and threatened with the loss of the use of the limb.
Seite 184 - His cloister'd flight; ere to black Hecate's summons The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums Hath rung night's yawning peal, there shall be done A deed of dreadful note.

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