With your permission, I would like to announce my recently published
eBook to members of the WarOf1812 Group.
-- Thank You, from Keith West
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The DICTIONARY of
ROBBERS, ROGUES, and THIEVES - 1737
by Nathan Bailey
A new eBook edition of a rarely published work, The DICTIONARY of
ROBBERS, ROGUES, and THIEVES - 1737, is an amazing and wildly amusing
collection of English slang of the 18th Century. For more information,
please click on this link:
Nathan Bailey, the distinguished British scholar, philologist, and
lexicographer, published this unexpurgated collection of over a thousand
words and expressions of his day, and presented them with definitions
and examples of their usage. Included are such humorous but obsolete
expressions such as a Cold-Cook (an undertaker), a Pig-Widgeon (a silly
fellow), Feather-Bed-Lane (a rough stretch of road), Laced Mutton (a
woman), a Nanny-House (a bawdy-house), and words we don't dare define
here, such as Whirlegigs, Clicketing, Beard-splitter, and "To Blow off
Loose Corns". A must for anyone interested in the language of the
common man in the 1700s.
Also included is Benjamin Franklin's side-splitting collection of 228
words and phrases describing drunkenness in The Drinker's Dictionary,
also published in 1737. Included are such expressions for intoxication
as "He's drunk as a wheel barrow", "He's been too free with Sir John
Strawberry", and "He's had a thump on the head with Samson's Jawbone".
This eBook, The Dictionary of Robbers, Rogues, and Thieves - 1737 is
one of the most historically complete and accurate accounts of English
slang expressions of the 1700s.
- eBook (EPUB and PDF Formats), 184 pages.
- Over 1,700 slang definitions in The Dictionary of Robbers, Rogues, and
Thieves - 1737
- 228 expressions for drunkenness in The Drinker's Dictionary
- Publisher's Notes, Nathan Bailey Biography
- Interactive Table of Contents
- Pub. Date: June 1, 2011
- Publisher: The Bartholomew Press
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