t' missis; and shoo'll not oppen 't an ye mak' yer flaysome dins till neeght.'
I ha nobbut
work to live by; and wheerever can I go, I who ha worked sin I were no heighth at aw, in Coketown heer?
QUESTION 3 Nobbut
a Lad: A - Childhood, autobiography by TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh.
"As the legend says, it 'were nobbut
just wun course too low'."
The Lancashire version of the proverb is "there's nobbut
three generations atween a clog and clog." Id.
I were 'nobbut
a lad' who had the God-given opportunity to see Tom and his fellow England winger, Blackpool's Sir Stanley Matthews on a regular basis.
an' knows ones nought nobbut
Then it were turned into Mr Marvel's Fun Park, and now just look at it; nobbut
a concrete desert.
One of Anderson's characters, Jack Spang, was a man, others by comparison were young children, because: "At runnin, at russlin, at lowpin, They're nobbut
leyke bairns to Jack Spang".
When I were nobbut
a lad (he said, snapping his gums and trying to get the leg of the Zimmer off his gaily coloured carpet slipper), there was no question about the King George's status.
"Aye, let's see what he's gotten," they screamed, and "Nay, he's nobbut
half a man at that," and "Reach us the oil can here." They had a long spouted oil can with 'em and they emptied it onto his privates and rubbed it well in with hard hands and fingers and knuckles that were used to kneading a bowl 'o dough and did the same thing now with his wincing flesh.
Soon, this gardener of the heart will be in our patch to promote his new book, Nobbut
A Lad, a memoir of childhood in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.