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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Somerset Dialect Poetry: Agrikler; Joseph Edwards of Wrington

"Tes aisy vor a rich man to be liberal and kind".

Rhymes in the West of England Dialect (1890)

Poems Humorous and Philosophical (1890)

Tiake Et Yazy

When thengs goo ta rack and ruin,
  Thaw you'm nither zick, ner liazy;
Ther's a maxim, wuth the doin- 
                      Tiake et yazy.

On a painting, from "Agrikler at the Fine Arts Academy, 1871":

See also:

Somerset Dialect

The Dialect of West Somerset

Poems in the Somerset Dialect

A Somerset Dialect Story

Queen Camel, Somerset

R.C. Gregory

Castle Cary and John Mackie

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