A shift to live; — and get
And call'd sometimes where folks good ale did brew.
One sultry day
old Nanny supp'd so deep
That all she sold would scarce the balance
Which griev'd her sore ; so she resolv'd to try
If wealthy farmer Jones
would something buy.
She try'd indeed ; — but found all out of tune,
For corn and
cheese had drop'd that afternoon.
Nay more than that ; he heard King George would
Corn's shipping off, — and things would lower each day:
They'd nothing buy — Old
Nanny shook her head,
And with a sigh, thus to the farmer said :
weel : — boh one think e yer ear,
Spoons win be spoons, who lives
Eigh, — win they so, owd deme? quo' Mr. Jones,
If that be it,
buy um aw
I know the owd proverb which is true I wot,
A penny sav'd, is
just a penny got."
Thus Nan was broke; and well it was no worse,
budg'd away with money in her purse,
And laughing said — This seely
Shews gowd may harbour, where
there's want o' wit.
Roytch fok I see, han naw awth' wit ith' ward ;
wur so, the poor wou'd quite be marr'd.
Let't leet heawt will, I've tow'd no
lye, I'm sure,
Nan con tell true, altho' hoo's meety poor.