The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast" Expressions of High and Low Society. Many with Their Etymology, and a Few with Their History Traced
J.C. Hotten, 1872 - 305 páginas
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American amongst ancient appearance applied Author beat beggars blow boys called Cant cards century character cheat cloth collected common Contains corruption costermongers curious custom derived Dictionary drink edition England English expression eyes fair fashionable favourite fellow formerly French frequently German Gipsy give given half hand head horse Illustrations Italian JOHN kind known ladies language letter living London look manner MARK means nearly Notes one's origin performance person phrase pickpocket piece play popular present printed prison probably published Quaker race remark round says secret sell sense shillings short signifies similar Slang sometimes song speech stand steal STICK story street synonymous taken talk term thieves thing tongue tramps turn University vulgar walk woman word writer young
Página xv - Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense.
Página 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.
Página 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.