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(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...
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