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  • If a Hero does sometimes talk out _HOMER_ and _VIRGIL_, 'tis not so shocking, because tis not dissonant to Reason to suppose such a Person acquainted with Letters and Authors; nor is an

    A Full Enquiry into the Nature of the Pastoral (1717)

  • But if you want a bit o 'good advice, 'tis this: Tell Henschel straight out how' tis.

    The Dramatic Works of Gerhart Hauptmann Volume II

  • Well, well, dear mother, 'tis the privilege of a house with a doom upon it to talk tragedy: for, you know, Molly declares we have a doom upon us, though we cannot agree what 'tis.

    Hetty Wesley

  • The Lieutenant'll remimber 'tis the horrse that had a bit of a spavin, Sure I thot 'twas cured, and 'tis the kindest baste in the rigiment f'r a pleasure ride, sorr -- that willin '' tis.

    The Militants Stories of Some Parsons, Soldiers, and Other Fighters in the World

  • But the clock have moved powerful slow all these last few weeks -- for look you here, 'tis a month this day since I last set eyes on Mill or had a word from her lips -- so 'tis.

    Six Plays

  • -- And 'tis steps as I hears on the roadside and in the fields -- and 'tis a bad taste as is in my victuals, and I must be moving, and peering about, and a-taking cold water into my mouth for to do away with the thing on my tongue, which is as the smell of death -- So 'tis.

    Six Plays

  • But I bain't one to bear malice, and if so be as her's above ground, 'tis a rare poor old wretch with no poison to the tongue of she, as her'll be this day -- so 'tis.

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  • And her shall beg for a drop of water to lay upon the withered tongue of she, and it shall be denied, for other hands nor ours be at work, and 'tis the wicked as shall perish -- yes, so 'tis.

    Six Plays

  • And that's how 'tis to-day with Master William up at home, so 'tis.

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  • Ah -- and they old maid flies do sting but once, but 'tis a terrible big bump as they do raise on the flesh of anyone, that 'tis.

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  • Sit in reverse.

    November 3, 2007

  • AAAAAGH!! When I see this used as a contraction and it doesn't have an apostrophe, I get stabby.

    November 29, 2007