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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 Excerpt: ...END OF JOHN STAGG'S POEMS. POEMS. BY MARK LONSDALE. TH' UPSHOT TT'S hey for th' lads of our town eyne! I trow they're like nea ither,--Theer' Wulliam Brough, an' Jwoney Heyne, An' Kursty' Kit for anither; Theer' Geordy Waugh, a teeran haund At berry'an bigg or shearan; But Ritson' Joe can cap them aw For jinkan an' careeran. The following piece, taken from Jollie's "Sketch of Cumberland Manners and Customs," 8vo., Carlisle, 1811, was written by Mr. Mark Lonsdale, and intended by him to have been published in Hutchinson's "History of Cumberland," but it arrived too late for insertion. It gives a true and natural description of the manners of the district of which it treats; it is a plain "unvarnished story," but on that account preferable, as affording a specimen of the humour and customs of the Cumberland peasantry which, in this "age of refinement," are fast going to decay, though the same general characteristics are yet extant. Information is the first object of the poem, and next to that, entertainment, but without attempting to gratify either the antiquarian or the satirist; for the virtues, foibles, merits, and eccentricities of men and things are as Thur Worton lads an' twea' three mair--Theer might be six or seeven--Tawk't of an Upshot lang an' sair To keep up Fassen's-even. Yea Sunday mworn, i' Bell' backseyde, They geddert up a gay few, But fand it cauld to stawn i'th' fauld, Sea tawk't things owr i'th' hay-mew. "That barn," says Heyne, " i' Palmer' toft "'Ll dea reet weel to keave in." "Od dal!" says Joe, "theer' Wulson' loft, "An' that's the thing till a sheavin'." "Aw's speak to th' fiddler than," says Kit, "O' Brammery we may leyte, mun.&quo...
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