Questions tagged [mary-barton]

Questions about the novel 'Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life'. Should be tagged with the author [elizabeth-gaskell].

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What does “An' hoo says hoo can tell when hoo's hurt” mean in this context?

I would like to know what "An' hoo says hoo can tell when hoo's hurt" means in the following stanzas: VII. Eawr Marget declares had hoo cloo'as to put on, Hoo'd goo up to Lunnon an' talk to ...
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What does “Hoo's fully resolved t' sew up meawth an' eend” mean in “Mary Barton”?

I would like to know what "Hoo's fully resolved t' sew up meawth an' eend" means in the following stanza: Eawr Marget declares had hoo cloo'as to put on, Hoo'd goo up to Lunnon an' talk to ...
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What does “for bad's come over her” mean in this context?

I would like to know what "for bad's come over her" means in the following sentences: I even went to a policeman, a good enough sort of man, but a fellow I'd never spoke to before because ...