Yorkshire Tales. Third Series

John Hartley
Yorkshire Tales. Third Series

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Title: Yorkshire Tales. Third Series Amusing sketches of Yorkshire
Life in the Yorkshire Dialect
Author: John Hartley
Release Date: April 14, 2006 [EBook #18176]
Language: English
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Yorkshire Tales. Third Series
Amusing Sketches of Yorkshire Life in the Yorkshire Dialect.
John Hartley,

Author of "Clock Almanack," "Yorkshire Ditties," "Yorksher Puddin,"
"Mally an Me," etc.
Ther's sunshine an storm as we travel along, Throo life's journey whear
ivver we be; An its wiser to leeten yor heart wi' a song, Nor to freeat at
wbat fate may decree; Yo'll find gooid an bad amang th' fowk 'at yo
meet, An' form friendships maybe yo'll regret; But tho' some may
deceive an lay snares for yor feet, Pass 'em by,--an' Forgive an' Forget.

London: William Nicholson & Sons Limited, 26, Paternoster Square,
Grimes' New Hat. Sammywell Sweeps th' Chimley. Hepsabah's Hat.
Old Dave to th' New Parson. Sammywell's Eggsperiment. What came
of a Clock Almanac. Sammywell's Reformation. Sheffield Smook. Awr
Lad. Grimes' Galloway. True Blue; A Romance of Factory Life. "If aw
wor a Woman." Sammywell's Soft Snap. A Bashful Bradfordian. Th'
Owd, Owd Story. Jim Nation's Fish-shop. Bob Brierley's Bull Pup.
Troubles and Trials. Earnin' a Honest Penny. Th' Next Mornin'.
Christmas Oysters. Chairley's Coortin. What a Gallus Button did.

Grimes' New Hat.
"Sammywell, has ta seen Swindle latly?"
"Nay, Mally, aw havn't seen him for a matter ov two or three wick."
"Well, aw wish tha'd been at chapel yesterdy mornin."
"Wor ther summat extra like."
"Eah, ther wor summat extra; an summat at wod ha made thee oppen
thi e'en. Aw wor nivver so surprised i' mi life. Swindle an his wife wor
thear,--an tho' it isn't oft aw tak noatice o' fowk, aw couldn't help dooin

soa, an it wor a treeat to see em."
"Aw can believe thi weel enuff; ther's net monny wimmen as hansome
as Mistress Swindle."
"Awm not tawkin abaat Mistress Swindle; tha knows better nor that,
awd like to know what ther is hansome abaat her? Shoo's noa style
abaat her. Shoo's a gurt brussen thing! But Swindle is a gooid-lukkin
chap, an awm sewer onnybody could ha mistakken him for a real
gentleman. He'd a grand suit o' clooas on, as hansome as onny man
need wear at his wife's funeral, an noa sign o' muck under his
fingernails, an he'd a silk top hat on at shane like a lukkin glass!"
"Why, what bi that? Aw've a silk top hat, but aw nivver wear it."
"Noa, an tha nivver will wear it, unless tha walks aght bi thisen! It isn't
fit to be seen at a hen race. Aw wodn't be seen walkin aght wi thi wi
sich a thing on thi heead. But aw meean thi to ha one an aw'll pay for it
aght o' mi own pocket, but aw'll goa wi' thi to buy it, for if tha went bi
thisen tha'd let em shove onny sooart ov a oldfashioned thing onto thi,
but they'll find they've a different body to deal wi when awm thear."
"It's varry gooid o' thee, Mally, to offer to buy me a new hat, but aw
railly dooant want one. Yond hat o' mine is as gooid as new for aw
havn't had it on a duzzen times. Tha knows aw nivver wear it nobbut
when aw goa to th' chapel. It isn't aboon twelve month sin aw gave ten
shilling for it."
"It's soa much bigger shame for thi to tell it. It shows ha oft tha goes to
a place o' worship. A fine example tha sets to Jerrymier an th' rest o' thi
gron-childer. But awd have thee to know at tha'rt net as young as tha
used to be, an its abaat time tha wor thinkin o' thi latter end. Tha may
be deead an burried befoor long an tha owt to prepare."
"Why, tha sewerly doesn't meean to bury me in a silk hat?"
"Noa, aw dooant think awst ivver have th' luck to bury thi at all! But
aw want thi to begin an goa to th' chapel reglar, an let Mistress Swindle

see at her husband isn't th' only one at can turn aght like a gentleman."
"Tha'll be like to pleeas thisen abaat it, but aw thowt it
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