[DWJ] DWJ on Bujold

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Tue May 13 14:52:29 EDT 2008


>On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 06:52:17PM +0100, Minnow wrote:
>
>>How about a Bronte, or something?

and Roger headed for reference:

>Only as dialect, I fear.
>
>Agnes Grey, chapter XI:
>
>  "But next day, afore I'd gotten fettled up--for indeed, Miss, I'd no
>  heart to sweeping an' fettling, an' washing pots; so I sat me down i'
>  th' muck--who should come in but Maister Weston!"
>
>The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, chapter LII:
>
>  "And I suppose the old missis is agoing to leave after this stir's
>  gotten overed, and take herself off, somewhere, to live on her bit of
>  a jointure;"

Drat!

Dialect is better than nothing but not ideal.

Minnow





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