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Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series

To which is added The Cream of Wit and Humour from his Popular Writings

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Author: John Hartley
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,444 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 95
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 441
Added to site: 2006.02.20
mnybks.net#: 12762
Genre: Poetry
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d,

It puts yor Faith to th' test.

We pick'd a little bit o' graand,

Whear grass and daisies grew,
An' trees wi spreeadin boughs aboon

Ther solemn shadows threw.

We saw her laid to rest, within

That deep grave newly made;
Wol th' sexton let a tear drop fall,

On th' handle ov his spade.

It troubled us to walk away,

An' leeav her bi hersen;
Th' full weight o' what we'd had to bide,

We'd niver felt till then.

But th' hardest task wor yet to come,

That pang can ne'er be towld;
'Twor when aw feszend th' door at nee't,

An' locked her aat i'th' cowld.

'Twor then hot tears roll'd daan mi cheek,

'Twor then aw felt mooast sad;
For shoo'd been sich a tender plant,

An' th' only lass we had.

But nah we're growin moor resign'd,

Although her face we miss;
For He's blest us wi another,

An we've hopes o' rearin this,

Give it 'em Hot.

Give it 'em hot, an be ha

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