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A Beautiful Dialect Poem

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From the New York Sun. i;nn aiiyone leu wao is the author of the subjolued ]., ia : De massa ob do slieeptol' Dat guard do slieepfol' bln' [.noli out In de gloomerin' meadowe, Wliar de Iohk inglit ruin begin - s he cali to do hl rel In' shenpM. Is iny slieop, is dey all come in ? Oh, den says de hlrella' shepa'd, I "ys tome. dey'B black aud tlnu, And Home. dey'N po ole wedda's, Buld res' dey's all bruns In, Hut de res' dey's uil brung in. I vn de mnRsa ob de sheepfol' Dal tiuard de shet-pfol" hln' Qoesdownin de gfoomerln' meadows, Wiiar de Ion; nlglu ïaln beglu- So lic In' diiwn de bu's ob destieepfol', ('allln' sol', Come In, Come In! Calila' suí'. Come lu, Come In ! Den up t'rrt' de gloomerln' mendows. Tro' de col' night rain and win'. And up t'ro' de Kloomer in' ruin-paf Wha'r de sleet fa' plerclu' thln, De po' los' sneep ob de slieepfol' Dey all comes gadderln' in, 1 po lo' sbeep ob de slieepfol' J)ev all comes gadderin' lu. Without regard to the dialect, this is one f Ilii' most beautiful poems ,in the Euglish ianuage. Wc have attributed it to Mr. Joel Cbaadler Huik, of Atlanta, the author of 1 1 iH'ie Kennis," but he says it Ih not hi8. W l'uind il wandeling about the columns of Uu' newspupers ¦ year or two ago, and have I n unable toascertain elther lts authorshlp n ii.s correct title.


Ann Arbor Courier
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