A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology, Volumen1

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Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland
Ballantyne Press, 1889
 

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Página 512 - tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly: If the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, 'With his surcease, success ; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here. But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, — We'd jump the life to come...
Página 184 - Ah! I haven't got no supper ! and I haven't got no ma ! " My father he is on the seas — my mother's dead and gone ! And I am here, on this here pier, to roam the world alone ; I have not had, this live-long day, one drop to cheer my heart, Nor brown to buy a bit of bread with — let alone a tart.
Página 122 - A good honest fellow did so last sessions, and was admitted to the condemned men on the morning wherein they died. The surgeon communicated his business, and fell into discourse with a little fellow, who refused twelve shillings, and insisted upon fifteen for his body. The fellow, who killed the officer of Newgate, very forwardly, and like a man who was willing to deal, told him, Look you, Mr.
Página 504 - Bartholomew fair, and it was his mode to lengthen the exhibition until a sufficient number of persons were gathered at the door to fill the house. This event was signified by a fellow popping his head in at the gallery door and bellowing out
Página 320 - twas the last concluding stroke, And then — my Lord Tomnoddy awoke ! And Tregooze and Sir Carnaby Jenks arose, And Captain M'Fuze, with the black on his nose: And they stared at each other, as much as to say
Página 25 - And dismissed her at once with a flea in her ear. ' Alas ! poor Ghost ! ' It's a doubt which is most To be pitied — one doom'd to fry, broil, boil, and roast, — Or one bandied about thus from pillar to post, — To be 'all abroad' — to be 'stump'd' — not to know where To go — so disgraced As not to be 'placed,' Or, as Crocky would say to Jem Bland, 'To be Nowhere.
Página 58 - In Bengal and elsewhere, among Anglo-Indians, it is often used with a slight savour of disparagement, as characterizing a superficially cultivated, but too often effeminate, Bengali. And from the extensive employment of the class, to which the term was applied as a title, in the capacity of clerks in English offices, the word has come often to signify "a native clerk who writes English.
Página 34 - In a word, the almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages...
Página 358 - Millbank for thick shins and graft at the pump; Broadmoor for all laggs as go off their chump; Brixton for good toke and cocoa with fat; Dartmoor for bad grub but plenty of chat; Portsmouth a blooming bad place for hard work; Chatham on Sunday give four ounce of pork; Portland is worst of the lot for to joke in — For fetching a lagging there's no place like Woking.

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