Friday, March 30, 2012

An Ulster-Scots marriage

"A min' hearin' yinst," said Jock, "o' a man that marriet a wumman nearly twice his age. She was nae beauty ether, but she had a ferm o' lan'. The minister remonstrated wi' him aboot it; an' says he, 'A ken,' says he, 'that she's no young, an' the lan's hilly; but ye canna hae iverythin'."
- from the Humour of Druid's Island by Archibald M'Ilroy (1902)