from The Century Dictionary.
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‘Ah, your honour,’ sighed Dorcas, ‘he is the man to serve your honour well — if ever you should get round again — or thof you were a bit off the hooks, he would no more cheat you than’ — ‘Well, well, we will deal, my girl, you may depend on’t.
Make what use yowe pleas of thiss informasion: and belieue me to haue no other motife, than to serue yowe, becavs of yowre vartues, whiche make yowe deserue a better retorne, I am, thof I shall not set my trewe name, yowre grete admirer and seruant,
I am, thank God, a vree-born, true-hearted Englishman, and a loyal, thof unworthy, son of the Church — vor all they have done vor H — — r,
The first was addressed, — ‘For Master W. Ruffin, These.’ — ‘Dear sur, sum of our yong gulpins will not bite, thof I tuold them you shoed me the squoire’s own seel.
Nay, as for that matter, thof I despise vanity, I can aver with a safe conscience, that I had once the honour to belong to the society called the Town.
So that there was no intercourse between them, thof they lived in the same neighbourhood.
But, be he who he will, sartain it is, a has nothing of the gentleman about en; for, thof a asked such a favour, a never once put hand in pocket, or said, ‘Dog, will you drink?’
And thof I was obliged, as my father, who was a clergyman, died worse than nothing, and so could not give me a shilling of portion, to undervalue myself by marrying a poor man; yet I would have you to know, I have a spirit above all them things.
As for madam Lashtniheygo, you nose her picklearities — her head, to be sure, was fintastical; and her spouse had rapt her with a long marokin furze cloak from the land of the selvidges, thof they say it is of immense bally. —
My father himself was moved, thof a practitioner of the law, and consequently used to distresses. —
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