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"sud more likker" - how to parse this?

“Sud” is an old form of “should”: shall, v. Forms. 2. Past tense. a.β. Middle English solde, Middle English sollde, Middle English soolde, Middle English sulde; Scottish and northern Middle English ...
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What was the ethnicity of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights?

TL;DR: Heathcliff’s ethnicity is ambiguous. To the other characters, his appearance strikes them as foreign, but they cannot say with any certainty where he appears to be from. Mr Earnshaw’s ...
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Complicated name features in Wuthering Heights

I think that the question exaggerates the amount of confusion over the names in Wuthering Heights. The convention of the place and period is that women took their surname from their father, and then ...
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Paragraph from Wuthering Heights: "Yesterday afternoon set in misty and cold..."

In Standard American English, the word dinner has come to mean the meal eaten in the evening, or at night. Previously - and still in some dialects of English - dinner had this meaning: dinner noun 1 ...
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"sud more likker" - how to parse this?

'I sud more likker look for th' horse,' he replied. 'It 'ud be to more sense. Bud I can look for norther horse nur man of a neeght loike this—as black as t' chimbley! und Heathcliff's noan t' chap to ...
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What was the ethnicity of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights?

Heathcliff's precise ethnicity is still open to debate. In the mid-nineteenth century, the term "gypsy" could refer to a Romani individual, or it could more be used to describe someone who ...
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Was Heathcliff intentionally made a Byronic Hero?

Few of Emily Brontë’s private papers and letters survived her death, so that we can’t say much about her intentions beyond that which we can deduce from the text of the novel. Nonetheless, the ...
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