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Aped the notice of all the compilers of provincial glossaries but their arrangement added immeasurably to the labour No one who has not tried the experiment can rightly estimate the trouble of arranging long lists of words tried the experiment can rightly estimate the trouble of arranging long lists of words separating mere dialectical formsAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical work. A Dictionary Of Archaic And Provincial Words: Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs And Ancient Customs From The Fourteenth Century A-I V1Excerpt from A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words Obsolete Phrases Proverbs and Ancient Customs From the Fourteenth Century Vol 1 of 2 A ISo many archaisms are undoubtedly still preserved by our rural population that it was thought the incorporation of a glossary of provincialisms would render the work a useful guide than one restricted to nown archaisms When Bay in 1674 published the first collection of English localisms he gives three reasons for having undertaken the task First because I Monty Pythons Flying Circus knew not of anything that hath been already done in thisind; second because I conceive they may be of some use to them who shall have occasion To Travel The Northern Counties In Helping Them To The travel the Northern counties in helping them to the language there; third because they may afi'ord some diversion to the curious and give them occa sion of making many to the curious and give them occa sion of making many remarks It is remarkable that Ray Eems to have been unacuainted with the real value of provincial words and most of his successors appear to have collected without the only most of his successors appear to have collected without the only reason for pre serving them the important assistance they continually afford in glossing the works of our early serving them the important assistance they continually afford in glossing the works of our early on our provincial dialects as they now exist will be found in the following pages but under the firm conviction that the history of provincialisms is of far inferior importance to the illustration they afford of our early language I have not entered at length into a discussion of the former subject I have spared no pains to collect provincial words from all parts of the country and have been assisted by numerous correspondents whose communications are care fully acknowledged under the several counties to which they refer These com munications have enabled me to add a vast uantity of words which had esc. ,