The Elizabethean Underworld

This review by the famous Anthony Burgess (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE) alerted me to the existence of a fascinating book. Turns out it's available at the Internet Archive. The lexicon of thieves talk that Burgess mentions makes for fun reading.

Review source: The Guardian (London, Greater London, England) 19 Mar 1965, Fri Page 11

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 28, 2023
     Category: Crime | History | Books | Slang

Similarly: Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, found here: Includes much of the above, but also many others. Interestingly, some of them are still in use.
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/04/23 at 03:25 PM

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