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A Poem from William Barnes (The Dorset Poet)


Come, Fanny, come! put on thy white,

‘Tis Woodcom’ feäst, good now! to-night.

Come! think noo mwore, you silly maïd,

O’ chickèn drown’d, or ducks a-straÿ’d;

Nor mwope to vind thy new frock’s taïl

A-tore by hitchèn in a naïl;

Nor grieve an’ hang thy head azide,

A-thinkèn o’ thy lam’ that died.

The flag’s a-vleèn wide an’ high,

An’ ringèn bells do sheäke the sky;

The fifes do…

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