Florence Tweddell

Florence Tweddell (1824 – 1899 ) also known as Florence Cleveland was a Yorkshire dialect poet. In 1869 she published a pamphlet of five short rhymes to illustrate the North York dialect, which was followed by a similar pamphlet of Rhymes and Sketches to illustrate the Cleveland dialect. In 2009 the folk band Megson set the words of her dialect poem ‘Take Thyself a Wife’ in a song that gained widespread popularity.

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