You is on'y a half-witted chance-child,' says he, 'but I loves you like a brother.'
You be only half-witted, anyway, and I sha'n't be too hard on you.
It was that half-witted lad then who had perished in the park.
Now, it is entirely weak and half-witted to appeal to the future.
An alehouse-keeper in the neighbourhood of Elstow had a son who was half-witted.
Only then ...