Literary Lives: The Infants Grammar

Literary Lives: The Infants' Grammar by Alan Chedzoy at the Dorset County Museum

Thursday 14th September 2017

Articles 

A selection of articles and stories relating to William Barnes and Dorset's cultural heritage.

William Barnes by Llewelyn Powys

William Barnes by Llewelyn Powys

Extract taken from Thirteen Worthies by Llewelyn Powys published in 1923

The Folk-Lore of William Barnes

The Folk-Lore of William Barnes

The Folk-Lore of William Barnes by John Symonds Udal

WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes

WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes

WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes by J. J. Foster

Social Changes in the 1830's

Social Changes in the 1830's

Social Changes in the 1830's by Marion Tait. William Barnes insight into Social Change and upheaval in the 1830’s can be found in the following eclogues. The eclogues present discussions and at least two viewpoints. They give a detailed picture of social conditions and the society of the land folk.

The Stained Glass Attitude

The Stained Glass Attitude

The Stained Glass AttitudeL: The Parsons' Window at Liverpool Cathedral

Surdly Sam

Surdly Sam

Surdly Sam by David Downton. A sketch ‘Surely Sam’ and poem entitled ‘Zummer’ taken from George Philip Rigney Pulman Pulman’s ‘Rustic Sketches: Being Rhymes on Angling and Other Subjects Illustrative of Rural Life’ written in the East Devon dialect.

Scraggle
To screw scramly about (of a man), to screw the limbs scramly as from rheumatism

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Literary Lives: The Infants Grammar Literary Lives: The Infants' Grammar by Alan Chedzoy at the Dorset County Museum Thursday 14th September 2017
Celebrating William Barnes with Tim Laycock and Friends Music and Poetry reading in the garden of Thomas Hardy's Max Gate Saturday 16th September 2017
Morning Service of Remembrance Morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death. Sunday 8th October 2017
Willam Barnes Society Annual General Meeting Followed by performances by John Blackmore entitled West Country Sound and Song Tuesday 10th October 2017

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Tea, Scones and Poetry William Barnes Society Poetry Readings and Cream Tea at Pine Lodge Farm Tea Rooms, Bockhampton, Dorchester. Sunday 16th July 2017
William Barnes Society 2017 Annual Summer Lunch The society annual Summer lunch took place on Saturday 24th June at Cerne Abbas Village Hall, Dorset. Tuesday 27th June 2017
An evening to celebrate the Life and Works of William Barnes As part of Sherborne Literary Festival, a celebration of William Barnes by members of the William Barnes Society at Raleigh Hall, Sherborne, Dorset. Friday 9th June 2017
Annual Service of Remembrance of Dorset Poet A service in honour of the Dorset dialect poet William Barnes was held at St Peter’s Church at Winterborne Came near Dorchester. Sunday 23rd April 2017

Social Changes in the 1830's

Social Changes in the 1830'sSocial Changes in the 1830's Social Changes in the 1830's by Marion Tait. William Barnes insight into Social Change and upheaval in the 1830’s can be found in the following eclogues. The eclogues present discussions and at least two viewpoints. They give a detailed picture of social conditions and the society of the land folk.

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