Gavin Ewart, 26 September 1991
(Thomas Hardy: The Woodlanders, end of Chapter XXXIV)
Deer Mister Fitzpiers
A’m writen to thee now to tell thee what may lie heavy on thy belly!
Yon hiair that Barber Percomb took that wer my hiair, by t’Holy Book, a zold it to’m – an’ all to deck proud Mistress Charmond’s hiead an’ neck!
Zo what thou...