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TO EDWIN WAUGH ESQ.,

THIS LITTLE VOLUME

IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

AS A SLIGHT TOKEN OF ESTEEM, BY HIS ARDENT ADMIRER,

THE AUTHOR.

 

Blackburn, November, 1888.


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INTRODUCTION.


IN the following pages an attempt has been made to pourtray the various phases of Lancashire life amongst the humbler classes, and in so doing, the Author has made no effort to conceal their failings, or to exaggerate the better qualities of their nature.

    Having spent his life amongst them, and still feeling proud to class himself as one of their number, he has had an excellent opportunity of studying them in the varied circumstances of life; and he has endeavoured, as far as his knowledge permits, to present the contents of this volume to the public as true pictures.

    The Author cordially thanks the many friends who have responded to his call, by whose encouragement and assistance he has been enabled him to gather together the scattered fragments of his Doric Muse; and to produce them in their present collected form.


[Ed.― see also George Hull on William Baron.]


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CONTENTS

Th' Owd Family Bible

Do Thad as is Best

Mi Sweethart Nell

Waitin'

Th' Pell Mell Boggart

Owd Ailse's Thrift

Betty's Valentine

Yon Troublesome Lad

A Warkin' Mon's Reflections

Luv in a Chimley

Th' Owd Fiddler

To Hoghton Tower

Eawr Tum's Getten Tacklin' To-day

At Hooam

Heaw Johnny kept His Promise

Yon Cottage uv Eawrs

Aw'm Gooin' a' Cooartin' To-neet

A Seeat at Yor Own Fireside

Hawf-past Five at Neet

Mi Robin

Owd Comrades

Feniscliffe Gate

Six o'clock at Mornin'

To t' "Royal" Babby

It's Kesmas Ageean

To th' Owd Year 1887

Shootin' Owd Turpin

Eawr Little Jane

Raisin' t' Wind

Eawr Moll's hed a Row wi' Hur Chap

Owd Isaac an' t' Bum-Bailiffs

Th' Owd Parson

A Winter's Neet

Mi Gronfyther's Cooat

Yon Lass as Aw'm Tekin' to t' Fair

Th' Mother's Geddin' Owd

Heaw Owd Jerry Geet at Wife

A Bit o' th' Owden Time

Th' Owd Neetwatch

Th' Empty Cheear

News fro' th' Owd Quarters

Puttin' t' Childer to Bed

Owd Putty's Race

Yon Weyver as Warks t' Beeam to Me

Tek Things as Mild as Yo Con

Trickin' a Masher


LITERARY BLACKBURN AND A LETTER
FROM EDWIN WAUGH.




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