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“Because ‘twer Easter Zunday.”

Easter Zunday by William Barnes
Last Easter Jim put on his blue
Frock cwoat, the vu’st time-vier new;
Wi’ yollow buttons all o’ brass,
That glitter’d in the zun lik’ glass;
An’ pok’d ‘ithin the button-hole
A tutty he’d a-begg’d or stole.
A span-new wes-co’t, too, he … Continue reading

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Its Maÿ!

From the always-to-be-followed Laudator about May!
Read it aloud!
I would love to have a recording of this read by a native of Dorset.  Can any of you readers help?  Record it and send it to me by email! 
William Barnes (1801-1886), … Continue reading

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