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poraneously with the classic tongue, constituting a Somersetshire dialect of Anglo-Saxon, as they do of modern English: in short, that they are as old as anything in the county, except its natural features, and a few of the names they bear, and date back to the Continental seats whence Somerset was originally peopled. Of course, it would be out of place to do more than to allude to such an argument at present. Enough if I have succeeded to any extent in establishing the proposition with which I started, and have been able to bring forward any facts to show that the characteristic sounds of the Somersetshire dialect are neither unmusical nor without authority.

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