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Dialect of South Lancashire or Tim Bobbin's Tummus and Meary By John Collier
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John Collier was an English caricaturist and satirical poet known by the pseudonym of Tim Bobbin. His first and most famous work, A View of the Lancashire Dialect, or, Tummus and Mary, appeared in... More > 1746, and is the earliest significant piece of Lancashire dialect to be published He died in 1786 leaving the sum of £50 and was buried in the churchyard of Rochdale Parish Church, St. Chad's. He wrote his own epitaph 20 minutes before he died, "Jack of all trades...left to lie i'th dark" which is inscribed upon his gravestone. He had also written a number of other humorous epitaphs for graves, a number of which can still be seen in St. Chad's churchyard. This 1850 edition also includes an enlarged and ammended gloassary of Lancashire Dialect compiled by Samuel Bamford.< Less
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight By The Gawain Poet
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This edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is translated into modern English by Jessie L. Weston and includes annotations on the text as well as an essay on Alliterative Style by Mark Lord.... More > Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the greatest poems written in Middle English, comparable with Chaucer, but from a different tradition and written in a different verse style and dialect of Middle English. This narrative poem concerns the bravest of Arthur's knights, Sir Gawain, who is challenged by the mysterious Green Knight.< Less
A Taste Of Hartley By Charlie Walker
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A Tribute To That Great Yorkshire Dialect Poet. John Hartley. These extracts are taken from some of his Clock Almanacks The annual publication that was to become something of an institution in... More > Yorkshire a hundred years ago. When many thousands laughed and wept with him, as he sang of the joys and woes of colliers, factory hands, and humble workers. The brave colliers of Tow Moor, the gallant Lifeboat men at Whitby, all and each have known what it is, to feel the warm words of this famous poet of the Yorkshire dialect, as he sang their praises far and wide. What a quality this man had, what a happy smile, in all his beautiful writings. . John Hartleys name was to become an household word in Yorkshire and indeed throughout the country. He was truly a man of the people and ought to be remembered still. But in the passing of time and changing values, I doubt if he ever will!< Less
A Taste Of Hartley By Charlie Walker
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A Tribute To That Great Yorkshire Dialect Poet. John Hartley. These extracts are taken from some of his Clock Almanacks The annual publication that was to become something of an institution in... More > Yorkshire a hundred years ago. When many thousands laughed and wept with him, as he sang of the joys and woes of colliers, factory hands, and humble workers. The brave colliers of Tow Moor, the gallant Lifeboat men at Whitby, all and each have known what it is, to feel the warm words of this famous poet of the Yorkshire dialect, as he sang their praises far and wide. What a quality this man had, what a happy smile, in all his beautiful writings. . John Hartleys name was to become an household word in Yorkshire and indeed throughout the country. He was truly a man of the people and ought to be remembered still. But in the passing of time and changing values, I doubt if he ever will!< Less
A Taste Of Hartley By Charlie Walker
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This Book Is But My Own Small Tribute. To That Great Yorkshire Dialect Poet. John Hartley.With An Added Special Tribute To His Brilliant Successor Yorkshires Very Own Mark Twain -- Walter... More > Hampson. They were truly men of the people and ought to be remembered still. But in the passing of time and changing values, I doubt if they ever will! Charlie Walker< Less
Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall By Ben Brierley
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Ben Brierley (1825-1896) Handloom weaver by trade. Poet and Novelist by inclination. Ben Brierley was one of those Lancashire working class men who through a process of self-education, combined... More > with natural talents and a spirit of determination, raised themselves from the morass into which the Industrial Revolution had plunged them, to a point where they could entertain and delight their fellows. Well known in his home-town of Failsworth and further afield for his poems and novels in both the Lancashire dialect and plain English, Ben was highly regarded throughout the county he loved so much. Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall are typical of his many and varied stories. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library in Manchester's twin city - Salford.< Less
Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall By Ben Brierley
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Ben Brierley (1825-1896) Handloom weaver by trade. Poet and Novelist by inclination. Ben Brierley was one of those Lancashire working class men who through a process of self-education, combined with... More > natural talents and a spirit of determination, raised themselves from the morass into which the Industrial Revolution had plunged them, to a point where they could entertain and delight their fellows. Well known in his home-town of Failsworth and further afield for his poems and novels in both the Lancashire dialect and plain English, Ben was highly regarded throughout the county he loved so much. Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall are typical of his many and varied stories. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library in Manchester's twin city - Salford.< Less
50 Greatest Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar By Paul Laurence Dunbar
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Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1872. His parents had escaped from slavery and father served in the American civil War. In 1893 Dunbar published his first collection of poetry, Oak... More > and Ivy, this and his second book , Majors and Minors bought him national fame. Dunbar use of standard English and dialect tied to various subject matter were widely popular and published in many leading journals. His success led to tours around the United States and Europe and he was established as the leading African –American poet of his day. In 1900 he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and after years of ill health died in 1906 aged 33. Dunbar’s legacy has been that he provided a voice for African – Americans in the years after the Civil War , his poetry bought a literary respect to their place in American Society. He is now considered one of the great American poets of the late 19th ,early 20th Century.< Less
The 2nd Grand Confabulation of Drum Ceat, etc. By S. B. Smith
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Paperback. As played in Dublin Theatre Festival 1989. An Ars-Poetica-cum-Everything-Elsica... Merrimanesque Critique of Academic Apparatchiki, Deconstruction Garbage, Turner Prize Cant, & the... More > Dialects of Sociologese & Obscuranto. Loaded with wodges of satirical verse & brazen pastiche. The 1st Convention of Drum Ceat, in 593 A.D., was summoned as a Poet-Cull - the poets had grown to number one third of the entire population. Now a 2nd Drum Ceat conjures Real Poets from all ages, to Deal with a Dire Surfeit of Academics who have overrun every value including the idea of poetry - tenure is all they care about. A Jousting ensues - Professorial Imperturbables v. Poetic Diffidents! Behold the Sons of Ulster Tramping Towards Faber & Faber! “There may be a place for intelligence in the Theatre but...” (Irish Times.) But what? Excerpts also to be found in Collected Writings 1.< Less
The 2nd Grand Confabulation of Drum Ceat, etc. By S. B. Smith
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Paperback. As played in Dublin Theatre Festival 1989. An Ars-Poetica-cum-Everything-Elsica... Merrimanesque Critique of Academic Apparatchiki, Deconstruction Garbage, Turner Prize Cant, & the... More > Dialects of Sociologese & Obscuranto. Loaded with wodges of satirical verse & brazen pastiche. The 1st Convention of Drum Ceat, in 593 A.D., was summoned as a Poet-Cull - the poets had grown to number one third of the entire population. Now a 2nd Drum Ceat conjures Real Poets from all ages, to Deal with a Dire Surfeit of Academics who have overrun every value including the idea of poetry - tenure is all they care about. A Jousting ensues - Professorial Imperturbables v. Poetic Diffidents! Behold the Sons of Ulster Tramping Towards Faber & Faber! “There may be a place for intelligence in the Theatre but...” (Irish Times.) But what? Excerpts also to be found in Collected Writings 1.< Less