'Might you be acquainted, learned governor,' said Riderhood, 'with a person of about your own heighth and breadth, and wot 'ud pull down in a scale about your own weight, answering to a name sounding summat like Totherest?'
'Begging your pardon, learned governor, and by your leave,' said Riderhood, with a laugh, 'how could I suppose he's here, when there's nobody here but you, and me, and these young lambs wot you're a learning on?
Wot is it, lambs, as they ketches in seas, rivers, lakes, and ponds?'
'But wot else is it, my lambs, as they sometimes ketches in rivers?'
Isn't there bright eyes somewheres, wot
you love the thoughts on?"
'Wot I like in that 'ere style of writin',' said the elder Mr.
Weller, 'if some o' these here people don't want tappin' to-morrow mornin', I ain't your father, and that's wot it is.
'Wot does he mean by the soft sex, Sammy?' inquired Mr.
'And wot are you a-goin' to do, the while?' inquired Sam.
This same Robin Hood, of whom, I wot, I never heard before, is a right merry blade, but gin he be strong, am not I stronger?
"Well then," quoth Robin, "list thou and I will tell, but bear thyself up bravely, for the news is sad, I wot. Thus it is: I hear that two tinkers are in the stocks for drinking ale and beer!"
Therefore come straightway with me hard by to the Sign of the Blue Boar, and if thou drinkest as thou appearest--and I wot thou wilt not belie thy looks--I will drench thy throat with as good homebrewed as ever was tapped in all broad Nottinghamshire."