THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRINCIPAL BOOKS, MSS., ETC.
QUOTED IN THE DICTIONARY
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS, ETC. USED IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY
E.D.S. = The English Dialect Society. E.E.T.S. = The Early English Text Society.
S.T.S. = The Scottish Text Society.
Names, dates, &c, inserted in square brackets indicate that the information has been obtained elsewhere than from the title
of the work.
A query (?) inserted before the title of a work indicates that the dialect is uncertain or unreliable.
A., D.—A MS. Provincial Glossary, including a collection of
obscure and antiquated words, local proverbs, and popular
superstitions, forming a supplement to Grose's Provincial
Glossary. By D. A.
Agricultural Surveys, The Reports of the—1793-1813. See
amateur boatmen, and beginners. 8vo, London, 1898.
18 vols. 8vo, 1857-96, Newcastle Soc. of Antiquaries.
Armatage, G.—Cattle, their varieties and management, 1882.
The Sheep, its varieties and management, 1882.
century as shown in the' Universal Etymological Dictionary'
of Nathaniel Bailey. 8vo, London, E.D.S. 1883.
Bauerman, Hilary.—A Descriptive Catalogue of the Geological,
Mining, and Metallurgical Models in the Museum of Practical
Geology. London, 1865.
Bewick, Thomas.—History of British Birds. Newcastle, 1797-
Black, W. G.—Folk-Medicine, 1883.
Blackley, W. L.—Word Gossip : ' Dialectic Expressions,' 1869.
Bonaparte, Prince Louis Lucien.—On the Dialects of eleven
southern and south-western counties, with a new classification
of the English Dialects. (Trans. Phil. Soc. 1875-76.)
pp. 24, 8vo, London, 1878.
A Supplement to the dictionaries of the English language,
particularly those of Dr. Johnson and Dr. Webster. Ed.
jointly by the Rev. Joseph Hunter and Joseph Stevenson,
Esq. 4to, London, 1832-33. [Only two parts ever appeared,
illustrating the origin of our vulgar customs, ceremonies,
and superstitions. Arranged and revised, with additions,
by Henry Ellis. 2 vols. 4to, London, 1813. [1st ed. 1777.]
New ed., with further additions. 3 vols. 8vo, London,
original Miscellany of literary, antiquarian, and topographical
information. 4to, London, 1834.
Britten, James Old Country and Farming Words; gleaned
from agricultural books. E.D.S. 1880. [Contains Words
from :—i. Ellis, The Modern Husbandman, &c, 1750.
ii. Lisle, Observations in Husbandry, 1757. in. Worlidge,
Dictionarium Rusticum, 1681. iv. Annals of Agriculture,
1784-1815. v. Reports of the Agricultural Survey, 1793-
1813. vi. Morton's Cyclopaedia of Agriculture, 1863.]
Britten, James, and Holland, Robert. —A Dictionary of English
Plant-names. E.D.S. 1878-86.
antiquities in connection with the calendar, including
anecdote, biography, and history, curiosities of literature
and oddities of human life and character, a vols. 8vo,
Cheales, Alan B.—Proverbial Folk-Lore. 2nd ed. revised and
enlarged. 8vo, Dorking [n.d.].
of English Words, 1691, in Magdalen Coll. Library, Oxford.
relating to the seasons, the weather, and agricultural
pursuits, gathered chiefly from oral tradition. 8vo, London,
Percy Soc. 1846.
of the Peasantry of England. 8vo, London, Percy Soc. 1846.
special reference to Shakspere and Chaucer, containing an
investigation of the correspondence of writing with speech
in England, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the existing
received and dialectal forms, with a systematic notation of
spoken sounds by means of the ordinary printing types, &c.
Part V. Existing dialectal as compared with West Saxon
pronunciation. With two maps of the dialect districts.
8vo, London, Trans. Phil. Soc, E.E.T.S., and Chaucer Soc.
of the above. 8vo, London, 1890.
made in sheep, grass-lambs, and house-lambs: or the country
gentleman's, the grasier's, the sheep-dealer's, and the
shepherd's sure guide ; in the profitable management of
those most serviceable creatures, according to the present
practice of the author, and the most accurate grasiers,
farmers, sheep-dealers, and shepherds of England. . . . In
three books. 8vo, London, 1749.
The Country Housewife's Family Companion : or profitable
directions for whatever relates to the management and
good CEconomy of the domestick concerns of a country life
according to the present practice of the country gentleman's,
the woman's, the farmer's, &c, wives, in the county of
Hertford, Bucks, and other parts of England : shewing how
great savings may be made in house-keeping.... The whole
founded on near thirty years' experience, ib. 1750.
The Modern Husbandman, complete in eight volumes, ib. 1750.
See Britten, James.
354-87, Feb. 1836.
On the Languages and Dialects of the British Isles. Trans.
Phil. Soc. London, 1842-46.
observations on the means of improvement, n vols. 4to,
var. pi. 1793-1813. [Reports undertaken at the instance
of the Agricultural Survey.]
collection of the chief contents of the Gentleman's Magazine
from 1731 to 1868. Ed. by George Laurence Gomme. Manners
and Customs. 8vo, London, 1883.
Dialect, Proverbs, and Word-lore. 8vo, London, 1886.
Gomme, Alice Bertha.—The Traditional Games of England,
Scotland, and Ireland, with tunes, singing-rhymes, and
methods of playing according to the variants extant and recorded
in different parts of the kingdom, collected and
annotated by A. B. Gomme. 2 vols. 8vo, London, 1894-98.
Good Words for 1864, 1865, 1878, 1879,1881, 1882, 1896.
Grose, Francis.—A Provincial Glossary, with a collection of
local proverbs and popular superstitions. 8vo, London, 1787.
and ed., corrected and greatly enlarged, ib. 1790.
Guest, Edwin.—A History of English Rhythms. 2 vols. 8vo,
and Oss, their modern dialectal range, meanings, pronunciation,
etymology, and early or literary use. E.D.S.
obtained principally from oral tradition. 2nd ed., with
alterations and additions. 8vo, London, 1843. [I s t ed.
Percy Soc. 1842.]
A Dictionary of archaic and provincial words, obsolete phrases,
proverbs, and ancient customs from the fourteenth century.
2 vols. 8vo, London, 1847.
n t h ed., 2 vols. ib. 1889. = (HALL.)
pp. 56, 80. 8vo, London, 1873.
Glossaries to Robert of Gloucester and Peter Langtoft, ed.
1810. Ed. J. E. B. Mayor. 8vo, London, E.D.S. 1874.
Hett, Charles Louis.—A Glossary of popular, local, and oldfashioned
names of British Birds. i2mo, London, 1902.
compared with Dutch and Friesic. pp. 143-78, Trans. Phil.
Soc. London, 1858.
Hole, Richard.—MS. additions to Grose's Provincial Glossary,
written with a view to rescue from oblivion the fast-fading
relics of by-gone days. 8vo, Lewes, 1839.
Hone, William.—The Every-day Book ; or everlasting calendar
of popular amusements, sports, pastimes, ceremonies,
manners, customs and events, incident to each of the three
hundred and sixty-five days, in past and present times. . .
2 vols. 8vo, London, 1826-27.
The Table Book. 2 vols. ib. 1827-28.
The Year Book of daily recreation and information ; concerning
remarkable men and manners, times and seasons,
solemnities and merry-makings, antiquities and novelties,
&c, &c. 3 vols. ib. 1832.
sayings, and rules concerning the weather. 8vo, London,
Johns, C. A British Birds and their haunts, 1862.
Kemble, J. M.—On the North-Anglian Dialect, pp. 119 and 131,
Trans. Phil. Soc. London, 1845-46.
Lansdowne 1033 in the British Museum. =(K.)
A Glossary to explain the original, the acceptation, and
obsoleteness of words and phrases; and to shew the rise,
practise, and alteration of customs, laws, and manners.
8vo, London, 1816.
in the evidence taken before the Royal Commission of
Lisle, Edward.—Observations in Husbandry. 4to, Dublin, 1757.
and Scottish songs, ancient and modern. 8vo, Edinburgh,
Glossary, 1790. =(M.)
County Reports to the Board of Agriculture, from the
several Agricultural Departments of England. Vols. I-V.
Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, [var.
Miller, William.—A Dictionary of English Names of Plants
applied in England and among English-speaking people to
cultivated and wild plants, trees, and shrubs. In two
parts, English-Latin and Latin-English. 8vo, London, 1884.
our present dialects. E.D.S. 1876.
scientific. 8vo, Glasgow, 1863.
from Montagu's Ornithological Dictionary, and incorporating
the additional species described by Selby; Yarrell, in all
three editions; and in natural-history journals. 8vo,
Newton, Alfred, and Gadow, Hans.—A Dictionary of Birds.
8vo, London, 1893-96.
verses relating to places and persons, customs, superstitions,
&c. 8vo, London, 1893.
Notes and Queries: a medium of intercommunication for literary
men, artists, antiquaries, genealogists, &c. Series i-ix.
Pegge, Samuel.—MS. additions to Grose's Provincial Glossary,
1790. = (P.)
A Supplement to the Provincial Glossary of Francis Grose,
Esq. 8vo, London, 1814.
Hettema, M. de Haan.
in the Cornhill Magazine, XII. July 1865.
explanation of the origin and meaning of the names of our
indigenous and most commonly cultivated species. 3rd ed,,
8vo, London, 1879.
the Rock Specimens in the Museum of Practical Geology.
3rd ed., London, 1862.
Ray, John.—A Collection of English Proverbs digested into a
convenient method for the speedy finding any one upon
occasion ; with short annotations. Whereunto are added
local proverbs with their explications, old proverbial
rhymes, less known or exotick proverbial sentences, and
Scottish proverbs. 8vo, Cambridge, 1670.
2nd ed., enlarged by the addition of many hundred
English, and an Appendix of Hebrew proverbs, with
annotations and parallels, ib. 1678.
Philosophical Letters between the late Mr. Ray, and several
correspondents, &c. 8vo, London, 1718.
Another ed., ed. Dr. Lankester. London, 1848.
[See also Ray, John, s.v. North Country.]
Ritson, Joseph.—Pieces of Ancient Popular Poetry. London,
Ancient Songs and Ballads. 2 vols., London, 1829.
Names. Circulated for the purpose of obtaining additions
and corrections, and, more especially, of determining the
places where these names are now in use. pp. 12.
Science Gossip, 1865-96.
Skeat, W. W.—Nine Specimens of English Dialects, edited from
various sources, pp. xxiv, 193, E.D.S. 1896.
the works that have been published, or are known to exist
in MS., illustrative of the various dialects of English. E.D.S.
which furnish the natural and acquired wants of man, in all
matters of domestic and general economy, their history,
products, and uses. 8vo, London, 1882.
have been published, towards illustrating the provincial
dialects of England, pp. 24. 8vo, London, 1839.
Smyth, Warington W., and others.—A Catalogue of the
Mineral Collections in the Museum of Practical Geology.
Songs of England and Scotland, The. 2 vols. 8vo, London,
of the farmer, farm-steward, ploughman, shepherd, hedger,
cattle-man, field-worker, and dairy-maid. 2 vols. 8vo,
including the rural and domestic recreations, May
games, mummeries, shows, processions, pageants, and
pompous spectacles, from the earliest period to the present
time. Ed. by William Hone. A new ed., 8vo, London,
1898. fisted. 1801.]
Founded by the English Dialect Society, and deposited in
the Central Free Library, Manchester, 1880-88.
Swainson, Charles.—Handbook of Weather Folk-lore. 8vo,
Provincial Names and Folk-lore of British Birds. [Published
in conjunction with the Folk-lore Society.] E.D.S. 1885.
remarkable old sayings, proverbs, and singular customs.
i8mo, London, 1818.
Wall, Arnold.—A contribution towards the study of the Scandinavian
element in the English dialects. In Anglia, Neue
Folge, Band VIII, 1897.
Watson, Joseph.—Nature and Woodcraft. London, 1890.
Weale, John.—A Dictionary of terms used in architecture,
building, engineering, mining, metallurgy, archaeology, the
fine arts, &c, with explanatory observations on various
subjects connected with applied science and art. 4th ed.,
with numerous additions, ed. by Robert Hunt. 8vo,
i2mo, London, 1817.
Collection of Prince L. L. Bonaparte.")
a lecture before the Historic Society of Lancashire and
Cheshire, pp. 26. 8vo, Liverpool, 1857.
Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English, containing
words from the English writers previous to the nineteenth
century which are no longer in use, or are not used in the
* same sense, and words which are now used only in the
provincial dialects. 8vo, London, 1869. [isted.,2vols. 8vo,
Yarrell, W.—History of British Birds, 1843, a n d v a r - ed«
Young, Arthur.—Annals of Agriculture and other useful arts ;
collected and published by A. Young. 46 vols. 8vo, London,
1784-1815. See Britten, James.
Zoologist, The, for 1878, containing Provincial Names of
Insects, Birds, &c.
County of Bedford. 8vo, London, 1808. (Agricultural
An Orthoepical Analysis of the English Language ; or, an essay
on the nature of its simple and combined sounds ; the
manner of their formation by the vocal organs; the minute
varieties which constitute a depraved or provincial pronunciation
; and the inadequacy of attempting to explain
them by means of the English alphabet. The whole
illustrated and exemplified by the use of a new orthoepical
alphabet, or universal character, which (with a few additions)
furnishes an easy method of explaining every diversity of
language and dialect among civilized nations ; to which is
added, a minute and copious analysis of the dialect of
Bedfordshire. 8vo, London, 1809.
Burgon, J. W.—A MS. Collection of Bedfordshire Words.
Ward, Mrs. Humphry.—] The Story of Bessie Costrell, 1895.
Ditchfield, P. H.—Bygone Berkshire. 8vo, London, 1896.
Druce, George Claridge.—The Flora of Berkshire : being a
topographical and historical account of the flowering plants
and ferns found in the county. 8vo, Oxford, 1897.
Hayden, Eleanor G.—Travels round our Village. A Berkshire
From a Thatched Cottage, 1902.
Hewett, William.—Glossary of Berkshire Provincialisms. Reading,
The Scouring of the White Horse; or, the Long Vacation
ramble of a London Clerk. By the author of' Tom Brown's
School Days.' 8vo, Cambridge, 1859.
Tom Brown at Oxford, 1861.
[Lousley, Job.]—A Glossary of Provincial Words used in
Berkshire, pp. 14. 8vo, London, 1852. = Gl. (1852).
E.D.S. 1888. = Brks.1
55-57i &c- 4to, London, 1783. [Contains a few remarks
on the Berkshire dialect.]
Dialogue with a Buckinghamshire peasant, quoted from Good
Words, July 1869, in the Times, July 12, 1869.
Ellis, William, see General Dialect.
Kennett, White, see Oxfordshire.
Ward, Mrs. Humphry.—] Marcella, 1894.
Darwood, John William A MS. Glossary of Words in use in
the County of Cambridge, 1852-70. = Cmb.1
of Cambridge. 8vo, London, 1813. (Agricultural Survey
Vancouver, Charles.—General View of the Agriculture in the
County of Cambridge. 4to, London, 1794. (Agricultural
Advertiser Notes and Queries Reprinted from the Siockport
Assheton, Nicholas.—Journal, 1617. Ed. F. R. Raines,
Chetham Soc. 1848.
Banks, Mrs. G. Linnaeus.—God's Providence House. A novel,
Barlow. 2 vols., 1853-55.
antiquarian, from many scattered fields, reprinted from the
New Series. Ed. J. P. Earwaker. Reprinted from the Chester
Courant. Vol. I. pts. 1-4. 4to, Chester, 1891-95.
Clough, J. C—Bessy Bresskittle's Pattens, or Sanshum Fair,
a Cheshire-mon's Crack. i2mo, Altrincham, 1879.