A Dictionary Of The Sussex Dialect

A Collection Of Provincialisms In Use In The County Of Sussex By Rev. W. D. Parish, Vicar Of Selmeston, Sussex - free online version
Published by Farncombe & Co. Lewes Circa 1875

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The march of education must sooner or later trample down and stamp out anything like distinctive provincial dialect in England; but when this result shall have been effected, much that is really valuable will be lost to our language, unless an effort is promptly made to collect and record words which, together with the ideas which first rendered them necessary, are rapidly falling into disuse. Although in all such collections there will be a large proportion of words and phrases which are mere curiosities of expression, utterly useless to the science of language, yet there will remain a considerable number well worthy of being retained, and if possible revived.