A Glossary of North Country Words, in Use: From an Original Manuscript, in the Library of John George Lambton, Esq., M. P., with Considerable Additions

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Page 188 - O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! Thou know'st that Banquo, and his Fleance, lives. Lady M. But in them nature's copy's not eterne. Macb. There's comfort yet, they are assailable; Then be thou jocund: ere the bat hath flown 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.
Page 158 - Honour and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
Page 113 - Come, come ; good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well us'd : exclaim no more against it.
Page 17 - 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...
Page 110 - 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...
Page 190 - ... 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.
Page 122 - Court his chaste mate to acts of love ; Or on that bank feel the west wind Breathe health and plenty, please my mind To see sweet dewdrops kiss these flowers, And then...
Page 185 - I have liv'd long enough : my way of life Is fall'n into the sear , the yellow leaf; And that which should accompany old age , As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have...
Page 229 - Eve, from eleven o'clock at night till one in the morning. The third year (for this must be done thrice,) they are supposed to see the ghosts of all those who are to die the next year, pass by into the church.
Page 231 - WELSH, insipid. Teut. gaelsch. Welsh and wallow are synonyma. Broth and water, and pottage without salt, are wallow or welsh. A person whose face has a raw, pale, and unhealthy look — whom a keen frosty morning pinches, and to whom it gives an appearance of misery and poverty — has a welsh and wallow face. A welsh day, is the same as a sleety day, when it is neither thaw nor frost : but a wallow day is when a cold, strong and hollow wind prevails. Wallow, applied to the state of the weather,...

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