Morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death.
Sunday 8th October 2017
The Dorset dialect is the dialect spoken in Dorset, a county in the West Country of England. Although it fell somewhat into disuse throughout the earlier part of the 20th century there are still many native Dorset folk that can render it well.
to glean the few apples left on the tree after intaking
autumn; to fall down is vall
hagridden in sleep, if not under the nightmare
a rude, home-made musical instrument, now given up
a cow with a white muzzle
an image, scarecrow
the bottom and roots of a felled tree
a nog or knob of food
to screw scramly about (of a man), to screw the limbs scramly as from rheumatism
cheese with fen or blue-mould
a spider's web
William Barnes by Llewelyn Powys