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  • But Sandy appears to think there's something reverint an 'Sabbath-like in cheepin' buits, an 'he sticks to them, rissen be't or neen.

    My Man Sandy

  • Weel, rizzen be't or neen, she fair dang me into sayin 'I wud come wi' Sandy an 'see her at the spring holiday; an' so we juist had to go.

    My Man Sandy

  • He could have sent her ashore by the station jest as easy, 'I says,' if so be't had seemed best; but He sent her to me, 'I says,' and I'll keep her. '

    Captain January

  • And to their Land be't spoke, they held i 'th' tower

    Anne Bradstreet and Her Time

  • Well, 'tis too late now -- half-past two, and we must be't '

    A Shepherd's Life Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs

  • And to their Land be't spoke, they held i 'th' tower

    Anne Bradstreet and Her Time

  • -- Tell him I'll pey him ony fee he likes, be't what it may, and never compleen!

    Salted with Fire

  • Ye see, by'm-bye, when dat ar grand gentleman comes to be gettin 'up, I would n't be't all surprised if this yer critter should gib a fling.

    The Christian Slave: A Drama

  • "I'll have a blow at it, be't mon or devil, hang me."

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

  • For, admitting that the tae half of them may make some little thing for themsells honestly in the Lowlands by shearing in harst, droving, hay-making, and the like; ye hae still mony hundreds and thousands o 'lang-legged Hieland gillies that will neither work nor want, and maun gang thigging and sorning* about on their acquaintance, or live by doing the laird's bidding, be't right or be't wrang.

    Rob Roy — Volume 02

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