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LANCASHIRE SONGS,

WITH OTHER

POEMS AND SKETCHES :

BY

WILLIAM BILLINGTON

(Author of "Sheen and Shade").

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ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.

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BLACKBURN:

J. G. & J. TOULMIN, "TIMES" OFFICE, CORPORATION-ST.

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1883.

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CONTENTS.
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Lancashire Songs.
(In Lancashire Dialect)

Dedicatory Sonnet
List of Subscribers
Proem

PAGE

Friends are few when fooak are poor

1.

Heaw to ged rich

3.

Nobudy knows bud mysel

4.

Look under t' leeoves iv yo want ony nuts

6.

Take care o' number one

8.

Cowd winter is comin once moor

10.

Where will t' goose come fro ?

12.

Wod con a weyver do ?

14.

Goo in to win

16.

Owd Bass Dick

18.

Rooas o' t' river side

19.

Me an' mysel 

21.

The Anti-Malthusian's song

23.

The Surat-weyver's song

25.

Aw wod this war war ended

27.

Blegburn Bill at Preston Gill

29.

Tel-el-Kebir

30.

Six week i' lodgins

31.

Wonst

33.

Lancashire Poems and Sketches.
(
In Lancashire Dialect)

Owd Poncake John

35.

Bob and Sal or drink-selling Grocers

38.

Bad times

41.

Nowty Ned

44.

Owd Smoor Pig

67.

Poems and Songs.

The bird's nest

73.

Blackburn as it is

75.

The cry of the crowd

78.

The spinner's home

80.

Time is on the wing

82.

The Singer

84.

A summer morning

86.

Be brave in the battle of life

87.

Hypocrisy

87.

Even so

88.

Spring

89.

To the memory of James Huffman

90.

To the departing emigrants

91.

Confidence carries the keys of success

91.

Garfield

92.

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning

93.

The Pilot Maxwell

96.

The Indian famine

100.

Festal Christmas

100.

Night

101.

The Old Stydd, Ribchester

103.

The worship of wealth

104.

A Christmas chime

105.

The harvest

107.

Farewell to the old year, 1880

108.

John Critchley Prince

109.

Duty

110.

Lucette

112.

March

113.

Capital and labour

114.

Love's triumph

115.

The flowers

116.

May

117.

June

119.

A day out

120.

My beautiful jay

122.

Shortening days

123.

Fraud the evil of the age

124.

Where are the Blackburn poets gone?

125.

What are we hoping for?

127.

Let the Lords beware

128.

The Peers and the people

130.

Longfellow

132.

To a transatlantic friend

133.

To the memory of John Whalley

134.

Christmas

135.

To the memory of Edward Walker

136.

Dryden

136.

The market-house clock

137.

Christmas thoughts

139.

I can't make it out, can you?

140.

Night

142.

Blackburn to the fore

143.

Why do I rhyme

144.

Chatterton

145.

Henry Kirke White

145.

A merited retort

146.

To George Salisbury

146.

 



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