Henry, Translation of a letter from a tenant of Mrs. Van Kleeck (hogs)
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MSS p50-1, Jan 1787

Link to Henry, Translation of a letter from a tenant of Mrs. Van Kleeck (hogs)

My very good landlady , Mistress Van Kleeck , M-AY1 V-EH1-R-IY0 G-UH1-D L-AE1-N-D-L-EY2-D-IY0 M-IH1-S-T-R-AH0-S V-AE1-N K-L-IY1-K HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
( For the tears that o'erwhelm me I scarcely can speak ) F-AO1-R DH-AH0 T-EH1-R-Z DH-AE1-T AO1-R-W-EH1-L-M M-IY1 AY1 S-K-EH1-R-S-L-IY0 K-AE1-N S-P-IY1-K HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
I know that I promis'd you hogs two or three AY1 N-OW1 DH-AE1-T AY1 P-R-AA1-M-AH0-S-T Y-UW1 HH-AA1-G-Z T-UW1 AO1-R TH-R-IY1 HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.100 /AllW 0.032
( But who knows his destiny ? Certain not me ! ) B-AH1-T HH-UW1 N-OW1-Z HH-IH1-Z D-EH1-S-T-AH0-N-IY0 S-ER1-T-AH0-N N-AA1-T M-IY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
That I promis'd three hogs I don't mean to deny DH-AE1-T AY1 P-R-AA1-M-AH0-S-T TH-R-IY1 HH-AA1-G-Z AY1 B-AH0-L-IH1-N-D-AH0-Z M-IY1-N T-UW1 D-IH0-N-AY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
( I can prove that I had five or six upon sty . ) AY1 K-AE1-N P-R-UW1-V DH-AE1-T AY1 HH-AE1-D F-AY1-V AO1-R S-IH1-K-S AH0-P-AA1-N S-T-AY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
- Three hogs did I say ? Three sows I say then TH-R-IY1 HH-AA1-G-Z D-IH1-D AY1 S-EY1 TH-R-IY1 S-OW1-Z AY1 S-EY1 DH-EH1-N HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Pon' honour I ne'er had a male upon pen . P-AA1-N AA1-N-ER0 AY1 N-EH-R HH-AE1-D AH0 M-EY1-L AH0-P-AA1-N P-EH1-N HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
- Well Madam , the long and the short of the clatter W-EH1-L M-AE1-D-AH0-M DH-AH0 L-AO1-NG AH0-N-D DH-AH0 SH-AO1-R-T AH1-V DH-AH0 K-L-AE1-T-ER0 HF-MF Hfav 2 2 /LinW 0.200 /AllW 0.066
For mumbling & mincing will not better the matter ; F-AO1-R M-AH1-M-B-AH0-L-IH0-NG AH-N-D M-IH1-N-S-IH0-NG W-IH1-L N-AA1-T B-EH1-T-ER0 DH-AH0 M-AE1-T-ER0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
And murder and truth my dear mammy wd say AH0-N-D M-ER1-D-ER0 AH0-N-D T-R-UW1-TH M-AY1 D-IH1-R M-AE1-M-IY1 W-UH1-D S-EY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
By some means or other forever saw day ; B-AY1 S-AH1-M M-IY1-N-Z AO1-R AH1-DH-ER0 F-ER0-EH1-V-ER0 S-AO1 D-EY1 HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.066
And Daddy himself , as we chop'd in the wood AH0-N-D D-AE1-D-IY0 HH-IH0-M-S-EH1-L-F AE1-Z W-IY1 CH-AA1-P-T IH0-N DH-AH0 W-UH1-D HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.032
Would often observe that lying wan't good . W-UH1-D AO1-F-AH0-N AH0-B-Z-ER1-V DH-AE1-T L-AY1-IH0-NG W-AO1-N-T G-UH1-D HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.066
- Tell truth my sweet fellow - no matter who feels it : T-EH1-L T-R-UW1-TH M-AY1 S-W-IY1-T F-EH1-L-OW0 N-OW1 M-AE1-T-ER0 HH-UW1 F-IY1-L-Z IH1-T HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.100 0.100 /AllW 0.066 0.032
It ne'er can do hurt to the man who reveals it . IH1-T N-EH-R K-AE1-N D-UW1 HH-ER1-T T-UW1 DH-AH0 M-AE1-N HH-UW1 R-IH0-V-IY1-L-Z IH1-T HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.091 /AllW 0.066
- But stop ! - While my Dady and Mammy's the subject B-AH1-T S-T-AA1-P W-AY1-L M-AY1 D-EY1-D-IY0 AH0-N-D M-AE1-M-IY1-Z DH-AH0 S-AH0-B-JH-EH1-K-T HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.111 0.111 /AllW 0.066 0.032
I am running aside the original object -- AY1 AE1-M R-AH1-N-IH0-NG AH0-S-AY1-D DH-AH0 ER0-IH1-JH-AH0-N-AH0-L AA1-B-JH-EH0-K-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
- The sows my sweet madam - the sows I repeat DH-AH0 S-OW1-Z M-AY1 S-W-IY1-T M-AE1-D-AH0-M DH-AH0 S-OW1-Z AY1 R-IH0-P-IY1-T HF-MF Hfav 2 2 /LinW 0.222 /AllW 0.066
Which you and your household expected to eat . W-IH1-CH Y-UW1 AH0-N-D Y-AO1-R HH-AW1-S-HH-OW2-L-D IH0-K-S-P-EH1-K-T-AH0-D T-UW1 IY1-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Instead of attending their corn and their swill IH0-N-S-T-EH1-D AH1-V AH0-T-EH1-N-D-IH0-NG DH-EH1-R K-AO1-R-N AH0-N-D DH-EH1-R S-W-IH1-L HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.066
Gave way to an ugly he-sow's wicked will . G-EY1-V W-EY1 T-UW1 AE1-N AH1-G-L-IY0 HH-IY1-S-OW1-Z W-IH1-K-AH0-D W-IH1-L HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.125 0.125 /AllW 0.066 0.032
- When 'twill end your good lady-ship need not be told W-EH1-N T-W-IH1-L EH1-N-D Y-AO1-R G-UH1-D L-EY1-D-IY0-SH-IH1-P N-IY1-D N-AA1-T B-IY1 T-OW1-L-D HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.100 /AllW 0.032
For Nature is still , as she hath been of old ; F-AO1-R N-EY1-CH-ER0 IH1-Z S-T-IH1-L AE1-Z SH-IY1 HH-AE1-TH B-IH1-N AH1-V OW1-L-D HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.100 /AllW 0.066
And when he cries YES , mortals may not cry NO AH0-N-D W-EH1-N HH-IY1 K-R-AY1-Z Y-EH1-S M-AO1-R-T-AH0-L-Z M-EY1 N-AA1-T K-R-AY1 N-OW1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
- So Madam farewell , with my holliday bow . S-OW1 M-AE1-D-AH0-M F-EH2-R-W-EH1-L W-IH1-DH M-AY1 HH-AA1-L-IH0-D-EY2 B-AW1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW

HF-MF Pair Totals for this Poem Hfav Mfav 12 6 0.11% 0.06%