William Barnes

T. L. Burton and K. K. Ruthven (eds), The Complete Poems of William Barnes, Vol. 1: Poems in the Broad Form of the Dorset Dialect

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Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus60 Jenny out vrom huome

  • 13O wild-riavèn winds, if ya ever da roar
  • 14       By the house an' the elems vrom wher I'm a-come,
  • Critical Apparatus15Breathe up at the winder ar cal at the door,
  • 16       An' tell ya've a-voun' me a-thinken o' huome.

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Title Vrom] FROM DCC
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Printings. DCC, 20 Aug. 1840, 2; 1844 154–5; 1847a 171–2.
Prosodic features. Sixteen lines grouped in four quatrains rhyming abab: for other poems written in quatrains, see 8n. The poem is in anapaestic tetrameter, with iambic substitutions in one foot (usually the first) of all lines except 10 and 14: for other predominantly anapaestic poems, see 10n.
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1 winds,] ⁓! 1847a (and so in 5, 13)
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1. wild-riavèn west winds. Their 'wild-raving' nature was proverbial. The Scots Border version ('When the wind's in the wast, | Look for a wat blast') is more expansive than Devonshire's 'Wind west | Rains nest' (Swainson 1873: 220, 228). Barnes placed 60 in the 'Fall' section of 1844, although the 'riavèn starms' of 82 30 are in its 'Winter' section. The 'weather-bound' speaker in 'Things Do Come Round' (1862a 86; WBP i. 438–9) describes a storm produced by the 'western wind'.
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2 rock,] ⁓‸ 1847a
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ply;] ⁓, 1847a
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3 dreve] drēve 1847a
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pon.] ⁓, DCC; ⁓,— 1847a
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5 cou'd] cood 1847a (and so in 9)
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6 you] ⁓, 1847a
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clouds] ⁓, 1847a
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7 hill,] ⁓‸ 1847a
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8 var,] ⁓‸ 1847a
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9 theös] thieze DCC; ðeös 1847a
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hear,] ⁓‸ DCC
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10 soft holler] soft-zwellèn 1847a
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10 leäve] lieave DCC
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11 dear] ⁓, DCC 1847a
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12 al] all 1847a
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15 cal] call 1847a
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