Sunday, 29 November 2015

Boas demedhys warlergh William Allen

Marriage Heart Health
An rim-ma a veu scrifys gen Wella Allen dhort Breanek dro dhe'n vledhen 1704
This rhyme was written by William Allen of St. Agnes (Pydar) c.1704. (OC Vol. IV, No. 9, Hav 1949)

Original spelling followed by SWF L and English.


Kensa blethan, byrla a’baye Kensa bledhen, byrla ha bay.
First year, hug and kiss.

Nessa blethan, lull a’laye Nessa bledhen, lull ha lay.
Second year, lull and lay.

Tridgya blethan, hanna drubba Tryja bledhen, henna dr'òbba.
Third year, fetch that here.

Peswarra blethan, mola Dew war ef reeg dry hy uppa.
Peswora bledhen, mola Duw war ev a wrüg drei hei òbba.
Fourth year, the curse of God on he who brought her here.

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