In Ñspel: BALLAD OF THE THREE SPECTRES, by Ivor Gurney

BAḶD OV Đ ƮRI SPECTRZ

Îvr Grni

Az I wnt p bî Ovilrz

In mud n wōtr cold t ɖ ni,

Ɖr wnt ʈri jirñ, flirñ spectrz,

Ɖt wōct abrest n tōct v m.

Ɖ frst sd, ‘Hir’z a rît brev soljr

Ɖt wōcs ɖ darc unfirñli;

Sn h’l cm bac on a fîn strećr,

N lāfñ fr a nîs Blîti.’

Ɖ secnd, ‘Rīd hiz fes, old comred,

No cnd v luci ćans I si;

Wn de h’l frīz in mud t ɖ maro,

Ɖen lc hiz last on Pic̣di.’

Ɖo bitr ɖ wrd v ɖz frst twen

Crsz ɖ ʈrd spat venṃsli;

‘H’l ste untućt tl ɖ wor’z last dōnñ

Ɖn liv wn aur v aġni.’

Layrz ɖ frst tū wr. Bhold m

At slǒpñ armz bî wn – tū – ʈri;

Wêtñ ɖ tîm I śl dscuvr

Ẃɖr ɖ ʈrd speic veṛti.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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