The Vocabulary of East Anglia;: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the Twin Sister Counties, Norfolk and Suffolk, as it Existed in the Last Twenty Years of the Eighteenth Century, and Still Exists; with Proof of Its Antiquity from Etymology and Authority, 1. köide
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Page xviii - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven. As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm...
Page 48 - I am often put to a stand, in considering whether what I write be the idiom of the tongue, or false grammar, and nonsense couched beneath that specious name of Anglicism; and have no other way to clear my doubts, but by translating my English, into Latin, and thereby trying what sense the words will bear in a more stable language.
Page 17 - When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, and said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
Page 82 - I'm blow'd but we've lost! who'da thought it ?" Smack goes the flat's hat over his eyes ; exit the confederates with a loud laugh. NORFOLK. "The most general and pervading characteristic of our pronunciation," observes Mr. Forby, " is a narrowness and tenuity, precisely the reverse of the round, sonorous, mouth-filling tones of Northern English.
Page i - The Vocabulary of East Anglia, an attempt to record the vulgar tongue of the twin sister Counties, Norfolk and Suffolk, as it existed in the last twenty years of the Eighteenth Century, and still exists ; with proof of its antiquity from Etymology and Authority, by the Rev.
Page 118 - Long grass, growing in pastures in late summer or autumn ; not fed down, but allowed to stand through the winter, and yielding early spring feed. By its length and thickness the outer part forms a cover or sort of thatch for the lower, which is kept fresh and juicy, at least through a mild winter.
Page 119 - forfeits in a barber's shop." They exist to this day in some, perhaps in many village shops. They are penalties for handling the razors, &c. ; offences very likely to be committed by lounging clowns, waiting for their turn to be scraped on a Saturday night, or Sunday morning. They are still, as of old,
Page 25 - Calhol. p. 36. (2) Buried. Leg. Cath. p. 121. (3) The pupil of the eye, or perhaps the little reflected image on the retina, or that of a very near spectator reflected from the cornea. Ea.it. (•4) An egg is said to be " dead of bird" when the chicken dies very shortly before the period of hatching.
Page 89 - Forby states that a dauber in Norfolk is a builder of walls with clay or mud, mixed with stubble or short straw well beaten and incorporated, and so becoming pretty durable ; it is now difficult to find a good dauber. This mode of constructing fences for farm-yards and cottage walls is much used in Suffolk, as appears by Sir John Cullum's account of the process, Hist, of Hawsted, 195, and Moore's explanation of the term