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abbreviation allusion amongst amusing Ancient Cant applied Artemus Ward Back Slang beat beer beggars Blackwood's Magazine blow boys Bret Harte called Cambridge Cant language Cant term Cant words cards cheat cloth colour common corruption coster costermongers curious derived Dictionary drink drunk Edition English expression fashionable favourite fellow formerly French frequently German gilt Gipsy give Greek Grose horse humour Illustrations Irish Italian John Camden Hotten l2mo ladies Lingua Franca London means modern Old Cant Old English one's origin paper patterers Paul Clifford penny person phrase Piccadilly pickpocket piece Pierce Egan popular prison probably public-house pugilistic remark sailors saltee says Scotch Screeve sell sense Seven Dials Shakspeare shillings signifies sixpence Slang term sometimes Songs speech steal stick story street synonymous thief thieves tion tongue tramps trick vagabonds vulgar words whilst Winchester College woman
Page xv - Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense.
Page 3 - Cant' is, by some people, derived from one Andrew Cant, who, they say, was a presbyterian minister in some illiterate part of Scotland, who by exercise and use had obtained the faculty, alias gift, of talking in the pulpit in such a dialect, that it is said he was understood by none but his own congregation, and not by all of them.
Page 76 - ... halls, &c. To this smutty regiment, who attended the progresses, and rode in the carts with the pots and kettles, which, with every other article of furniture, were then moved from palace to palace, the people, in derision, gave the name of black guards, a term since become sufficiently familiar, and never properly explained/' Gifford's notes on Jonsoris Works, vol.