Books: Dialect

HARDEN FEE—Gerald Bullett—Knopf ($2.50). "And the next I do knaw, us be noaten across the grass, and there afront of us, setten on our green downs, neighbors, be a parcel of blessed angels. Hugy gurt baastards they be, twenny feet or more from crown to anklebone, and some of 'em as black as coal. . . ."—thus honest Yokel Mykelborne holding forth in the taproom to his fellow-worthies, who listened chopfallen, goggle-eyed. Such fine and pungent talk was to be had almost any evening in the inn at Marden Fee, and it...

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