A new canting dictionary

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“A collection of songs in the canting dialect”

  • TitleA new canting dictionary : comprehending all the terms, antient and modern, used in the several tribes of gypsies, beggars, shoplifters, highwaymen, foot-pads, and all other clans of cheats and villains : interspersed with proverbs, phrases, figurative speeches, &c. … : with a preface, giving an account of the original, progress, &c. of the canting crew, and recommending methods for diminishing these varlets, by better employment of the poor : to which is added a complete collection of songs in the canting dialect.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed and sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster, 1725.

Catalog Record

78 725 N45

Acquired January 2016

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