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are daily becoming less conspicuous. The reason seems to be, that in poor countries the price of mere manual labour is usually lower, and that of ingenuity often much higher, than among their richer neighbours. The Cornish and Welsh labourers, therefore, have a constant inducement to emigrate in search of a more plentiful subsistence ; while English miners and mechanics are tempted, by the hope of higher wages, to settle in Wales and Cornwall. A similar transfer and circulation of inhabitants has taken place in our English provinces by the natural operation of the towns, whose constantly decreasing population is supplied from the country, while a certain number of small traders and artisans are driven into the villages, where the profits of their trade or ingenuity are free from the danger of competition. By such a process, all peculiarities of dialect must be ultimately, though slowly and imperceptibly, extinguished.

Now, it is evident that the unreserved communication between the Scots and English, during the twelfth century, could not fail of greatly increasing among the former the catalogue of their artificial wants; and that this must augment their vocabulary by a large importation of foreign words. And if, to all the articles of luxury, parade, and magnificence, multiplied as they were by the variations of fashion, we add the terms of chicane, and war, and hunting, for all of which our islanders were indebted to Norman ingenuity, we may, perhaps, find sufficient grounds to believe that a language very nearly, if not perfectly identical with the English, was likely to be formed in the southern provinces of Scotland before the termination of the twelfth century.

ALPHABETICAL LIST

OF THE

SPECIMENS.

A FACE that should content me

wondrous well. Wyatt, ii. 39. A man may live thrice Nestor's

life. Norton, ii. 114. A neighbour mine not long ago

there was. Sidney, ii. 223. A silly shepherd woo'd, but wist

not. Anon., iii. 383. A time there was, and divers

there be yet. Anon., iii. 134. A vale there is, en wrapt with dreadful shades. South well,

ii. 174. A woman's face is full of wiles.

Gifford, ii. 179. About the sweet bag of a bee.

Herrick, iii. 286. Adieu, desert, how art thou spent.

Anon., ii. 84. Ah me. Wither, iii. 91. Ah ! when will this long weary

day have end. Spenser, ji.

203. All my senses, like beacon's

flame. Lord Brook, ii. 232. All ye that grieve to think my

death so near. Watson, ii. 274. Am I despis'd because you say.

Herrick, iii. 287. Amarantha, sweet and fair.

Lovelace, iii. 254. Amaryllis I did woo. Wither,

iii. 97. Amongst the myrtles as I walk'd.

Carew, iii. 147.

And though for her sake I'm

crost. Wither, iij. 87. And would you see my mistress'

face. Campion, iii. 17. Anger in hasty words or blows.

Waller, iii. 174. Another scorns the home-spun

thread of rhymes. Hall, ii. 347. April is past ! then do not shed.

Kinaston, iii. 247. As Cupid took his bow and bolt.

Anon., iii. 322. As it fell upon a day. Barnfeild,

ii. 316. As poor Aurelia sat alone. Veel,

ji. 373. As then the sky was calm and

fair. Peacham, ii. 372. Ask me no more where Jove

bestows. Carew, iii. 152. Ask me why I send you here.

Carew, iii. 147. At liberty I sit, and see. Anon.,

ii. 83. Away, fond thing! tempt me no

more. Cokain, iii. 199. Away with these self-loving lads.

Lord Brook, ii, 230.

Beauties, have ye seen this toy.

Jonson, ii. 350. Beauty clear and fair. Beau

mont and Fletcher, iii. 58. Beauty, sweet love, is like the

morning dew. Daniel, ii. 281. Because I breathe not love to

every one. Sidney, ii. 220. Before my face the picture hangs.

Southwell, ii. 171. Being your slave, what should I

do, but tend. Shakspeare, ii. Beware, fair maid, of mighty

courtiers' oaths. Sylvester, ii. Blame not my lute, though it do

sound. John Hall, ii. 101. Blessings as rich and fragrant

crown your heads. Vaughan,

jü. 308. Blow, blow thou winter-wind.

Shakspeare, ii. 303. But let the Kentish lad that late

ly taught. G. Fletcher, iii. 49.

Cruel you be, who can say nay.

Puttenham, ii. 138. Cupid abroad was 'lated in the

night. Green, ii. 165. Cupid and my Campaspe play'd.

Lylie, ii. 209. Cupid, I scorn to beg the art.

Fane, iii. 377. Cupid once was weary grown.

Anon., iï. 378.

312.

292.

Captain, or colonel, or knight in

arms. Milton, iii. 203. Chaste, lovely Laura 'gan dis

close. Cotton, iii. 340. Chloris, farewell! I now must

go. Waller, iï. 172. Choose the darkest part of th'

grove. Dryden, ii. 344. Cloris, I cannot say your eyes.

Sedley, iii. 359. Come and let us live, my dear.

Crashaw, iii. 205. Come away, come away, death.

Shakspeare, ii. 309. Come, Chloris, hie we to the

bower. Anon., iii. 378. Come, come, dear Night! Love's mart of kisses. Chapman, ii.

257. Come, little infant! love me

now. Marvell, iii. 273. Come, live with me, and be my

dear. Raleigh, ii. 193. Come, live with me, and be my

love. Marlowe, ii. 289. Come, my Celia, let us prove.

Jonson, ii. 348. Come, o come, I brook no stay.

Cartwright, iii. 217. Come, spur away. Randolph, iji. Cælia jealous, lest I did. Han

nay, ii. 124.

Daphnis must from Chloe part.

Marvell, iii. 270. Dear, do not your fair beauty

wrong. May, iii. 123. Dear! I to thee this diamond

commend. Sir John Harring

ton, ii. 276. Dear quirister, who from those

shadows sends. Drummond,

iii. 97. Did you behold that glorious

star, my dear. Prestwich, üï.

304. Disdain me not without desert.

Wyatt, ii. 37. Distil not poison in mine ears.

John Hall, iii. 303. Divers thy death do diversly

bemoan. Earl of Surrey, ii. 52. Do not conceal thy radiant eyes.

Kinaston, üï. 245. Do 'way your physic, I faint no

more. Anon., ii. 93. Down, stormy Passions, down!

no more. King, iii. 109. Draw near. Stanley, iii. 293. Draw on, sweet Night, best

friend unto those cares. Anon.,

uji. 131. Drink to me only with thine

eyes. Jonson, ii. 349.

Early, cheerful, mounting lark.

Davis, ii. 331. E'en such is time; which takes

in trust. Raleigh, ii. 192. Faint amorist! what, dost thou

think. Sidney, ii. 214. Fair Amynta, art thou mad.

Sedley, iii. 364. Fame, honour, beauty, state,

192.

trains, blood, and birth. Digby,

iii. 163. Farewell, Love, and all thy laws

for ever. Wyatt, ii. 39. Fear no more the heat o'th'

sun. Shakspeare, ii. 310. Fierce tyrant, Death, who in

thy wrath didst take. Earl of

Sterline, iji. 29. Fine young folly, though you

were. Habington, iii. 185. From Tuscane came my lady's

worthy race. Earl of Surrey,

ii. 45. Fuscus is free, and hath the

world at will. Davis, ii. 331.

Gaze not on thy beauty's pride.

Carew, iii. 148. Get you gone—you will undo

me. Sedley, ii. 361. Give me a heart, where no in

pure. Habington, iii. 190. Give place, ye lovers, here be

fore. Earl of Surrey, ii. 49. Give place, you ladies, and be

gone. Anon., ii. 86. Go, and catch a falling star.

Donne, ii. 343. Go, lovely Rose. Waller, ji.

176. Go, soul, the body's guest. Syl

vester, ii. 294. Good huswife provides, ere a

sickness do come. Tusser, ii.

123. Good-morrow to the day so fair.

Herrick, iii. 287. Good Muse, rock me asleep.

Breton, ii. 244. Gorbo, as thou cam'st this way.

Drayton, ii. 298. Great Captain Medon wears a

chain of gold. Davis, ii. 330. Greensleeves was all my joy.

Anon., ii. 354.

Having interr'd her infant birth.

Lord Herbert of Cherbury,

iii. 35. He first deceas'd; she for a little

tried. Wotton, ii. 328. He that loves a rosy cheek.

Carew, iji. 146. He whose active thoughts dis

dain. Stanley, iii. 290. Hear, ye virgins, and I'll teach.

Herrick, iii. 284. Hears not my Phillis, how the

birds. Sedley, iii. 366. Hence all you vain delights.

Beaumontand Fletcher, iii.55. Hence, away, thou Syren, leave

me. Wither, iii. 84. Here, Cælia, for thy sake I part.

Waller, iii. 178." Here's to thee, Dick !- this

whining love despise. Cowley, | iii. 258. Honest lover whosoever. Suck

ling, iii. 224. How eager are our vain pursuits.

Veel, iii. 372. How happy a thing were a

wedding. Flatman, iii. 355. How uneasy is his life. Cotton,

iii. 339. How we dally out our days.

Gomersall, iii. 160. Husband ! if thou wilt pure ap

pear. Kendall, ii. 197.

I ask not one in whom all beau

ties grow. Cowley 1. 259. I being Care, thou fliest me a

ill fortune. Constable, ii. 269.. I cannot eat but little meat.

Still, ii. 159.
I do confess thou’rt smooth and

fair. Anon., iii. 324.
I felt my heart, and found a

flame. Lluellyn, iii. 342. I find it true that some have

said. Willoby, ii. 335. I in these flowery meads would

be. Walton, iii. 117. I laugh sometimes with little

lust. Gascoigne, ii. 147. I loath that I did love. Lord Vaux, ii. 73.

Dd

Hail, thou fairest of all creatures.

Wither, iii. 80. Happy is that state of his. Brath

wait, iii. 96. Happy, oh happy he who, not affecting. Anon., iïi. 132. VOL. III.

I love thee, Cornwall, and will

ever. Freeman, iii. 104. I made a posy, while the day

ran by. Herbert, ii. 115. I muse and marvel in my mind.

Scot, ii. 106. I must alledge, and thou canst

tell. Gascoigne, ii. 150. I must not grieve my love, whose eyes would read. Daniel, ii.

282. I never stoop'd so low as they.

Donne, ii. 345. I never yet could see that face.

Cowley, iii. 263. . I once may see when years shall

wreak my wrong. Daniel, ii.

280. I pray thee leave, love me no

more. Drayton, ii. 301. I prithee leave this peevish fa

shion. Brome, ini. 276. I read how Salmacis, sometime,

with sight. Turbervile, ii.

153. I see there is no sort. Anon., ii.

89. I tell thee, Dick, where I have

been. Suckling, iii. 228. I walk'd along a stream, for

pureness rare. Marlowe, ii.

290. I weigh not Fortune's frown or

smile. Sylvester, ii. 293. 1, with whose colours Myra

drest her head. Lord Brook,

ii. 229. I'll tell you whence the rose did

first grow red. Anon., iii.

315. If all the world and love were

young. Raleigh, ii. 188. If banish'd sleep, and watchful

care. Turbervile, ii. 152. If ever Sorrow spoke from soul

that loves. Constable, ii.

268. If marriage life yields such con

tent. Brathwait, iii. 94. If mine eyes do e'er declare.

Cowley, iii. 261. If the quick spirits in your eye.

Carew, iii. 145.

If this be love, to draw a weary

breath. Daniel, ii. 279. If thou like her flowing tresses.

Prestwich, iii. 305. If truth may take no trusty hold.

John Hall, ii. 102. In a grove most rich of shade.

Sidney, ii. 215. In Bowdoun, on black monun

day. Clapperton, ii. 109. In court to serve decked with

fresh array. Wyatt, ii. 38. In going to my naked bed, as

one that would have slept.

Edwards, ii. 118. In hope a king doth go to war.

Anon., iii. 130. In the merry month of May.

Breton, ii. 243. In Thetis’ lap while Titan took

his rest. Watson, ii. 271. In thy fair breast, and once fair

soul. Howard, iii. 281. In time the bull is brought to

wear the yoke. Watson, ii.

272. In working well, if travel you

sustain. Grimoald, ii. 59. Insulting beauty, you mis-spend.

Earl of Rochester, iji. 375. Invest my head with fragrant

rose. Heath, iïi. 296. It chanc'd of late a shepherd's

swain. Davison, iii. 13.

Know, Celia, since thou art 90

proud. Carew, iii. 150. Know then, my brethren, hea

ven is clear. Quarles, üi. 113.

Ladies, fly from Love's smooth

tale. Carew, iii. 153. Laid in my quiet bed to rest.

Gifford, ii. 180. Let those complain that feel

Love's cruelty. Beaumont

and Fletcher, iii. 58. Like as the culver, on the bared

bough. Spenser, ii. 201. Like as the damask rose you see.

Wastell, ii. 319. Like the violet, which alone.

Habington, üi. 187.

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