“Willy Wilton died, the first casualty among the West Country people, though not of the mumpish disease.”
“The Midlanders could communicate fairly well with those from the West Country and both these groups could understand convicts from Sussex, the Channel parts of Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.”
“Most Christians take this to mean Jesus—the Baptist having apparently said of him ‘Behold the Lamb of God’—but in many places, such as the West Country of England, this symbol is taken to refer to John himself, and the Templars appear to have given it the same significance.”
“Alexander’s two longboats and her jollyboat had been taken off the deck and put in the water, so there was room for Richard to move his three West Country groups out of the way.”
“You meete all sorts of Country women wrapp'd up in the mantles Called West Country rockets, a Large mantle doubled together of a sort of serge, some are Linsywolsey and a deep fringe or ffag at the Lower End, these hang down some to their feete some only just below ye wast, in the summer they are all in white garments of this sort, in the winter they are in Red ones.”
“Without the amplification of the conference hall, his voice sounded reedy, the traces of a West Country accent still audible in his vowels.”
“Yes … well, the point is that the Earldom of Dawlish was created in 1690 by William III for services rendered by a certain George Dangerfield, who'd helped to raise the West Country against James II in 1688 —”
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