Document 1367


Author(s): David Purves

Copyright holder(s): Bloodaxe Books: Text is a translation of "exit" in G. F. Dutton "The Bare Abundance" (Bloodaxe Books, 2002), Prof Geoffrey F Dutton, David Purves


the trees gaed oot
yin bi yin
syne the gress, anerlie the fogg
bade on, maet o the deid
reindeer, at uised ti
walcum it aye, oot the snaw

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Adults (18+)
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Audience size 100+

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Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 1999
Title of original (if translation) exit
Author of original (if translation) G F Dutton
Language of original (if translation) English
Word count 29

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Author id 17
Forenames David
Surname Purves
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1920
Educational attainment University
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired Biochemist
Place of birth Selkirk
Region of birth Selkirk
Birthplace CSD dialect area Slk
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Edinburgh
Region of residence Midlothian
Residence CSD dialect area midLoth
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Master Grocer
Father's place of birth Selkirk
Father's region of birth Selkirk
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Slk
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Housewife
Mother's place of birth Selkirk
Mother's region of birth Selkirk
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Slk
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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English Yes Yes Yes Yes All circumstances
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes