On a tombstone in the churchyard of Christchurch, Hants, is the following curious inscription, which I copied on the spot.
Essex is good; London is good and Hants is good; but the trinity is not Territorial.
They said they was afraid of them Hants around the house, too afraid to go down to the boat landing if they did hear the boat.
The first was an islet in Somersetshire; the latter were in Hants.
A beautiful specimen was dug up a few years ago in the churchyard of Yateley, Hants.
Among the later Hants professionals, Llewellyn was most prominent.
"Ach, he didn'd got free, His Hants vos died behint his beck yet," replied Fritz.
Then holt up your Hants and gurse yourself to hell if you do.
Josiah Byles, a saddler by trade, came from Winchester, Hants county.
At Soberton, Hants, there is an old vault near the chancel door.