Thursday, February 09, 2006

15Dec1854, Carn't

HAGLEY, December 15th, 1854.
-When we arrived, the little boys had come, so jolly for their holidays, talking of carn't, harf, and clarss like anything. (The older pronunciation, at any rate in those parts, was " can't," not " carn't," etc., and Lady Frederick used it, more or less, all her life.)

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