A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical

J.R. Smith, 1868 - 616 sider

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Side 258 - Mulgrave, is distinctly said to have been ' haunted by the goblin,' who being ' a familiar and troublesome visitor to one of the farmers, and causing him much vexation and loss, he resolved to quit his house in Farndale and seek some other home. Very early in the morning, as he was trudging on his way with all his household goods and gods in a cart, he was accosted by a neighbour with
Side 355 - These, when a child haps to be got, Which after proves an idiot, When folks perceive it thriveth not, The fault therein to smother, Some silly doating brainless calf, That understands things by the half, Says that the fairy left this aulf, And took away the other.
Side 393 - In old time the houses of the Britons were slightly set up with a few posts and many raddles, with stable and all offices under one roof, the like whereof almost is to be seen in the fenny countries and northern parts unto this day, where for lack- of wood they are enforced to continue this ancient manner of building.
Side 70 - is to start for a favor given by a bride, to be run for by the youth of the neighbourhood, who wait at the church-door until the marriage ceremony be over, and from thence run to the bride's door. The prize, a ribbon, which is worn for the day in the hat of the winner.
Side 417 - A young woman, living in the neighbourhood of Holsworthy, having for some time past been subject to periodical fits of illness, endeavoured to effect a cure by attendance at the afternoon service at the parish church, accompanied by thirty young men, her near neighbours. Service over, she sat in the porch of the church, and each of the young men, as they passed out in succession, dropped a penny into her lap ; but the last, instead of a penny, gave her half-a-crown, taking from her the twenty-nine...
Side 591 - West — that it has to cross a dread ful deep and rapid stream, which is hemmed in on both sides by high and rugged hills — over this stream from hill to hill, there lies a long and slippery pine-log, with the bark peeled off, over which the dead have to pass to the delightful hunting-grounds.
Side x - The study of words may be tedious to the school-boy, as breaking of stones is to the wayside labourer, but to the thoughtful eye of the geologist these stones are full of interest — he sees miracles on the high road, and reads chronicles in every ditch. Language, too, has marvels of her own, which she unveils to the inquiring glance of the patient student. There are chronicles below her surface, there are sermons in every word.
Side 417 - ... of a broken spoon, or ring, or brooch, buckle, and even sometimes a small coin, and a penny ; the twelve pieces of silver are taken to a silversmith or other worker in metal, who forms therefrom a ring, which is to be worn by the person afflicted. If any of the silver remains after...
Side 11 - At the funerals of the rich in former days." says the compiler of the "Whitby Glossary," (quoted by Atkinson, in his "Cleveland Glossary," 1868), "it was here a custom to hand burnt wine to the company in a silver flagon, out of which every one drank. This cordial seems to have been a heated preparation of port wine with spices and sugar. And if any remained, it was sent round in the flagon to the houses of friends for distribution.
Side 70 - Durham : only the handkerchief is supposed to be a delicate substitute for the bride's garter, which used to be taken off as she knelt at the altar ; and the practice being anticipated the garter was generally found to do credit to her taste and skill in needlework, and was made the chief prize at the ensuing sports.

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