Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect, by William Barnes

Table of Contents

To the Reader.

First Collection.

Spring.
  1. The Spring.
  2. The Woodlands.
  3. Leady-Day, an’ Ridden House.
  4. Easter Zunday.
  5. Easter Monday.
  6. Dock-Leaves.
  7. The Blackbird.
  8. Woodcom’ Feast.
  9. The Milk-Maid O’ The Farm.
  10. The Girt Woak Tree That’s in the Dell.
  11. Vellen O’ The Tree.
  12. Bringen Woone Gwaïn o’ Zundays.
  13. Evenèn Twilight.
  14. Evenèn in the Village.
  15. May.
  16. Bob the Fiddler.
  17. Hope in Spring.
  18. The White Road Up Athirt the Hill.
  19. The Woody Hollow.
  20. Jenny’s Ribbons.
  21. The ’Lotments.
  22. A Bit O’ Sly Coorten.
Summer.
  1. Evenèn, an’ Maidens Out at Door.
  2. The Shepherd O’ The Farm.
  3. Vields in the Light.
  4. Whitsuntide an’ Club Walken.
  5. Woodley.
  6. The Brook That Ran by Gramfer’s.
  7. Sleep Did Come Wi’ The Dew.
  8. Sweet Music in the Wind.
  9. Uncle an’ Aunt.
  10. Haven Woones Fortune A-Twold.
  11. Jeane’s Wedden Day in Mornen.
  12. Rivers Don’t Gi’e Out.
  13. Meaken up a Miff.
  14. Hay-Meaken.
  15. Hay-Carren.
  16. The Best Man in the Vield.
  17. Where We Did Keep Our Flagon.
  18. Week’s End in Zummer, in the Wold Vo’k’s Time.
  19. The Mead A-Mow’d.
  20. The Sky A-Clearen.
  21. The Evenèn Star O’ Zummer.
  22. The Clote.
  23. I Got Two Vields.
  24. Polly Be-En Upzides Wi’ Tom.
  25. Be’mi’ster.
  26. Thatchen O’ The Rick.
  27. Bees A-Zwarmen.
  28. Readen ov a Head-Stwone.
  29. Zummer Evenèn Dance.
  30. The Veairies.
Fall.
  1. Corn A-Turnen Yollow.
  2. A-Haulen O’ The Corn.
  3. Harvest Hwome.
  4. Harvest Hwome.
  5. A Zong Ov Harvest Hwome.
  6. Poll’s Jack-Daw.
  7. The Ivy.
  8. The Welshnut Tree.
  9. Jenny Out Vrom Hwome.
  10. Grenley Water.
  11. The Veairy Veet That I Do Meet.
  12. Mornèn.
  13. Out A-Nuttèn.
  14. Teaken in Apples.
  15. Meaple Leaves Be Yollow.
  16. Night A-Zetten in.
  17. The Weather-Beaten Tree.
  18. Shrodon Feäir.
  19. Shrodon Feär.
  20. Martin’s Tide.
  21. Guy Faux’s Night.
  22. The Common A-Took in.
  23. Two Farms in Woone.
Winter
  1. The Vrost.
  2. A Bit O’ Fun.
  3. Fannys Be’th-Day.
  4. What Dick an’ I Did.
  5. Grammer’s Shoes.
  6. Zunsheen in the Winter.
  7. The Weepen Leady.
  8. The Happy Days When I Wer Young.
  9. In the Stillness O’ The Night.
  10. The Settle an’ The Girt Wood Vire.
  11. The Carter.
  12. Chris’mas Invitation.
  13. Keepen Up O’ Chris’mas.
  14. Zitten Out the Wold Year.
  15. Woak Wer Good Enough Woonce.
  16. Lullaby.
  17. Meary-Ann’s Child.
  18. Father Come Hwome.
  19. A Ghost.
Sundry Pieces.
  1. A Zong.
  2. The Maid Vor My Bride.
  3. The Hwomestead.
  4. The Farmer’s Woldest Dā’ter.
  5. Uncle Out O’ Debt an’ Out O’ Danger.
  6. The Church an’ Happy Zunday.
  7. The Wold Waggon.
  8. The Drèven O’ The Common.
  9. The Common A-Took in.
  10. A Wold Friend.
  11. The Rwose That Deck’d Her Breast.
  12. Nanny’s Cow.
  13. The Shep’erd Bwoy.
  14. Hope A-Left Behind.
  15. A Good Father.
  16. The Beam in Grenley Church.
  17. The Vaïces That Be Gone.
  18. Poll.
  19. Looks A-Know’d Avore.
  20. The Music O’ The Dead.
  21. The Pleäce a Teäle’s a-Twold O’.
  22. Aunt’s Tantrums.
  23. The Stwonèn Pworch.
  24. Farmer’s Sons.
  25. Jeäne.
  26. The Dree Woaks.
  27. The Hwomestead A-Vell Into Hand.
  28. The Guide Post.
  29. Gwain to Feäir.
  30. Jeäne O’ Grenley Mill.
  31. The Bells Ov Alderburnham.
  32. The Girt Wold House O’ Mossy Stwone.
  33. A Witch.
  34. The Times.

Second Collection.

  1. Blackmwore Maidens.
  2. My Orcha’d in Linden Lea.
  3. Bishop’s Caundle.
  4. Hay Meaken — Nunchen Time.
  5. A Father Out, an’ Mother Hwome.
  6. Riddles.
  7. Day’s Work A-Done.
  8. Light Or Sheäde.
  9. The Waggon A-Stooded.
  10. Gwaïn Down the Steps Vor Water.
  11. Ellen Brine Ov Allenburn.
  12. The Motherless Child.
  13. The Leädy’s Tower.
  14. Fatherhood.
  15. The Maid O’ Newton.
  16. Childhood.
  17. Meäry’s Smile.
  18. Meäry Wedded.
  19. The Stwonen Bwoy Upon the Pillar.
  20. The Young That Died in Beauty.
  21. Fair Emily Ov Yarrow Mill.
  22. The Scud.
  23. Minden House.
  24. The Lovely Maïd ov Elwell Meäd.
  25. Our Fathers’ Works.
  26. The Wold Vo’k Dead.
  27. Culver Dell and the Squire.
  28. Our Be’thplace.
  29. The Window Freäm’d Wi’ Stwone.
  30. The Water-Spring in the Leane.
  31. The Poplars.
  32. The Linden On the Lawn.
  33. Our Abode in Arby Wood.
  34. Slow to Come, Quick Agone.
  35. The Vier-Zide.
  36. Knowlwood.
  37. Hallowed Pleäces.
  38. The Wold Wall.
  39. Bleäke’s House in Blackmwore.
  40. John Bleäke at Hwome at Night.
  41. Milken Time.
  42. When Birds Be Still.
  43. Riden Hwome at Night.
  44. Zun-Zet.
  45. Spring.
  46. The Zummer Hedge.
  47. The Water Crowvoot.
  48. The Lilac.
  49. The Blackbird.
  50. The Slantèn Light O’ Fall.
  51. Thissledown.
  52. The May-Tree.
  53. Lydlinch Bells.
  54. The Stage Coach.
  55. Wayfearen.
  56. The Leane.
  57. The Railroad.
  58. The Railroad.
  59. Seats.
  60. Sound O’ Water.
  61. Trees Be Company.
  62. A Pleäce in Zight.
  63. Gwain to Brookwell.
  64. Brookwell.
  65. The Shy Man.
  66. The Winter’s Willow.
  67. I Know Who.
  68. Jessie Lee.
  69. True Love.
  70. The Bean Vield.
  71. Wold Friends A-Met.
  72. Fifehead.
  73. Ivy Hall.
  74. False Friends-Like.
  75. The Bachelor.
  76. Married Peäir’s Love Walk.
  77. A Wife A-Praïs’d.
  78. The Wife A-Lost.
  79. The Thorns in the Geäte.
  80. Angels by the Door.
  81. Vo’k a-Comèn Into Church.
  82. Woone Rule.
  83. Good Meäster Collins.
  84. Herrenston.
  85. Out at Plough.
  86. The Bwoat.
  87. The Pleäce Our Own Ageän.
  88. Pentridge by the River.
  89. Wheat.
  90. The Meäd in June.
  91. Early Risèn.
  92. Zellen Woone’s Honey to Buy Zome’hat Sweet.
  93. Dobbin Dead.
  94. Happiness.
  95. Gruffmoody Grim.
  96. The Turn O’ The Days.
  97. The Sparrow Club.
  98. Gammony Gaÿ.
  99. The Heare.
  100. Nanny Gill.
  101. Moonlight On the Door.
  102. My Love’s Guardian Angel.
  103. Leeburn Mill,
  104. Praise O’ Do’set.

Third Collection.

  1. Woone Smile Mwore.
  2. The Echo.
  3. Vull a Man.
  4. Naighbour Plaÿmeätes.
  5. The Lark.
  6. The Two Churches.
  7. Woak Hill.
  8. The Hedger.
  9. In the Spring.
  10. The Flood in Spring.
  11. Comen Hwome.
  12. Grammer A-Crippled.
  13. The Castle Ruins.
  14. John, Jealous at Shroton Feäir.
  15. Early Plaÿmeäte.
  16. Picken O’ Scroff.
  17. Good Night.
  18. Went Hwome.
  19. The Hollow Woak.
  20. Childern’s Childern.
  21. The Rwose in the Dark.
  22. Come.
  23. Zummer Winds.
  24. The Neäme Letters.
  25. The New House A-Gettèn Wold.
  26. Zunday.
  27. The Pillar’d Geäte.
  28. Zummer Stream.
  29. Linda Deäne.
  30. Come and Zee Us in the Zummer.
  31. Lindenore.
  32. Me’th Below the Tree.
  33. Treat Well Your Wife.
  34. The Child an’ The Mowers.
  35. The Love Child.
  36. Hawthorn Down.
  37. Oben Vields.
  38. What John wer a-tellèn his Mis’ess out in the Corn Ground.
  39. Sheädes.
  40. Times O’ Year.
  41. Racketèn Joe.
  42. Zummer an’ Winter.
  43. To Me.
  44. Two an’ Two.
  45. The Lew O’ The Rick.
  46. The Wind in Woone’s Feäce.
  47. Tokens.
  48. Tweil.
  49. Fancy.
  50. The Broken Heart.
  51. Evenèn Light.
  52. Vields by Watervalls.
  53. The Wheel Routs.
  54. Nanny’s New Abode.
  55. Leaves A-Vallèn.
  56. Lizzie.
  57. Blessens A-Left.
  58. Fall Time.
  59. Fall.
  60. The Zilver-Weed.
  61. The Widow’s House.
  62. The Child’s Greäve.
  63. Went Vrom Hwome.
  64. The Fancy Feäir at Maïden Newton.
  65. Things Do Come Round.
  66. Zummer Thoughts in Winter Time.
  67. I’m Out O’ Door.
  68. Grief an’ Gladness.
  69. Slidèn.
  70. Lwonesomeness.
  71. A Snowy Night.
  72. The Year-Clock.
  73. Not Goo Hwome to-Night.
  74. The Humstrum.
  75. Shaftesbury Feäir.
  76. The Beäten Path.
  77. Ruth A-Ridèn.
  78. Beauty Undecked.
  79. My Love is Good.
  80. Heedless O’ My Love.
  81. The Do’set Militia.
  82. A Do’set Sale.
  83. Don’t Ceäre.
  84. Changes.
  85. Kindness.
  86. Withstanders.
  87. Daniel Dwithen, the Wise Chap.
  88. Turnèn Things Off.
  89. The Giants in Treädes.
  90. The Little Worold.
  91. Bad News.
  92. The Turnstile.
  93. The Better Vor Zeèn O’ You.
  94. Pity.
  95. John Bloom in Lon’on.
  96. A Lot O’ Maïdens a-Runnèn the Vields.

A List of Some Dorset Words With a Few Hints on Dorset Word-Shapes.

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