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Author Name:    McCAWLEY, Stuart DOULL, John LESLIE, Kenneth

Title:   Cape Breton Humor

Publisher:    Brodie Printing Service, 1929, 

Seller ID:   2922

McCAWLEY, Stuart. Cape Breton Humor. Glace Bay, N.S.: Brodie Printing Service, 1929. Pp 64,(2), port.frontis. Sm.8vo, card covers. Tennyson 1322, Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana, 5791, Watters p.311, Laugher p.329. "A Book of Yarnsand Stories with a Rhyme or two. By Stuart McCawley of Glace Bay, Cape Bre ton. December, 1929." - half-title page. Pp 3-11 contain comments and testimonials on McCawley and his work, (especially the use of Cape Breton English) from the likes of Kenneth Leslie, Prof.McOdrum of Dalhousie, Molly Beresford, W.Ross, of C.B., and the Hon. John Doull of New Glasgow, "who knows the Scots folk well". My grandfather's comments : You are perfectly right inyour foreword. There is certainly no Cape Breton dialect. There is an acce nt in all the Highland Counties of Nova Scotia which varies quite considerably in the different Counties. For that matter, the Gaelic spoken in the different Counties of Nova Scotia itself varies greatly. There are also some picturesque expressions peculiar to Cape Breton just as there area also some expressions peculiar to Pictou County. It is the accent and the unusual expressions that give to Cape Breton stories and Cape Breton poetry a good deal of their charm. It is true also that the full effect of these stories and poems can not be written, but it requires the experience of those who have heard the stories in their original freshness to properly appreciate them. Covers worn, one and a half inch tear to lower spine, newspaper clippingof horse pasted to insiode of front cover, name, else vg. 40.00


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