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Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect

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Author: William Barnes
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 105,245 / 327 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: -200.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 346
Added to site: 2007.06.10
mnybks.net#: 17291
Genre: Poetry
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edges gi'ed en sich a cut,

How we did stan' an' laugh!
An' when the smock-frock I'd a-zow'd
Kept back his head an' hands, he drow'd
Hizzelf about, an' teäv'd, an' blow'd,

Lik' any up-tied calf.

Then in a veag away he flung
His frock, an' after me he sprung,
An' mutter'd out sich dreats, an' wrung

His vist up sich a size!
But I, a-runnèn, turn'd an' drow'd
Some doust, a-pick'd up vrom the road,
Back at en wi' the wind, that blow'd

It right into his eyes.

An' he did blink, an' vow he'd catch
Me zomehow yet, an' be my match.
But I wer nearly down to hatch

Avore he got vur on;
An' up in chammer, nearly dead
Wi' runnèn, lik' a cat I vled,
An' out o' window put my head

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