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Non-Dramatic Works Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R353
Discovery Miles 3 530
Non-Dramatic Works Volume 3 (Paperback): Thomas Dekker

Non-Dramatic Works Volume 3 (Paperback)

Thomas Dekker

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Loot Price R353 Discovery Miles 3 530

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... fomething in his propertie, according as it meetes with other wordes: For a Gentleman is called a Gentry Coue, or Cofe: A good fellow is a Bene Cofe: a Churle is called, a Quier Cuffin; uier fignifies naught, and Cuffin (as I faid before) a man: and in Canting they terme a Iuftice of peace, (becaufe he punifheth them belike) by no other name then by Quier cujfin, that is to fay a Churle, or a naughty man. And fo, Ken fignifiing a houfe, they call a prifon, a Quier ken, thats to fay, an ill houfe. Many peeces of this ftrange coyne could I fhew you, but by thefe fmall ftampes, you may iudge of the greater. Now becaufe, a Language is nothing els, then heapes of wordes, orderly wouen and compofed together: and that (within fo narrow a circle as I haue drawne to my felfe) it is impofllble to imprint a Dictionarie of all the Canting phrafes: I wil at this time not make you furfet on too much, but as if you were walking in a Garden, you mall openly pluck here a flower, and there another, which (as I take it) will be more delightfull then if you gathered them by handfulls. But before I lead you into that walke, ftay and heare a Canter in his owne language, making Rithmes, albeit (I thinke) thofe charmes of Poefie which (at the firft) made the barbarous tame, and brought them to ciuillity, can (vppon thefe fauage Monfters) worke no fuch wonder. Yet thus he finges (vppon demaund whether any of his owne crue did come that way) to which he anfwers, yes (quoth he) Canting / rithmes. rNough'--with bowfy Coue maund Nace, " Tour the Pairing Coue in the Darkeman Cafe, Docked the Dell, for a Coper meke, His wach jhall feng a Frounces Nab-chete, Cyarum, by Salmon, and thon jhalt psk my lere In thy Gan, for my watch it is nace gere, For thi bene bowfe my...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Thomas Dekker
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-04642-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-04642-2
Barcode: 9781150046421

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