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Tim Bobbin: A View of the Lancashire Dialect

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Description:

A comic dialogue written in John Collier's idiosyncratic version of the 18th century South Lancashire dialect together with a collection of 19th century texts on Collier and his work. Egged on by Meary (Mary), Tummus (Thomas) recounts the series of misadventures that ensue when he makes a trip to Rochdale on an errand for his master. First published in 1746, the text grew over subsequent editions as Collier expanded the story, added a preface in which he berates publishers who had pirated his work, and inflated and amended his glossary. The text read here is the final version of the preface, dialogue and glossary, which appeared in an 1862 edition of Collier's works. Collier's texts are followed by several accounts of Collier's life and commentaries on his work, Elijah Riding's 1860 'plain English' translation of the Tummus and Meary text, and three poems set at Collier's graveside in Rochdale. (Summary by Phil Benson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

42:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

46:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

45:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

47:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:15