from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See haver.
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But dooant be surprised if, when yo chuckle, yo should hear another chuckle cloise to yor elbow, for haiver yo lock an 'bolt th' door, yo connot keep th 'devil aght.
'Tha's noa need to goa onto thi knees abaat it onyway,' sed Ike, 'haiver, hear it is, soa all's reight, tha con hug it up hooam for me; an' he gave it him.
An 'if it had been anybody else nor thee' at had done this, they'd ha 'heeard a bit o' my tongue, aw con tell thi; but, haiver, it is as it is, soa sit thi daan.
But aw think, we've follow'd him far enuff for once, an 'yo can form yor own opinion ov what sooart ov a chap he wor, but altho we're inclined to laugh at sich a chap, yet they've happen as mich wisdom as some' at think they've moor; an 'a chap's moor to be envied nor pitied' at can console hissen wi 'thinkin' at haiver bad things are, 'at they mud hai been war.
An 'a man' at in ane o 'his gran'est verses cud haiver aboot the birth o'
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