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1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar tongue. A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. Unabridged from the original 1811 edition with a foreword

GROSE, Francis) CROMIE, Robert.

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ISBN 10: 069580216X / ISBN 13: 9780695802165
Published by Digest Books,, Northfield, Illinois:, 1971
Used Condition: Good+ Soft cover
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A good, clean, tight copy. Outer covers a little marked, owner inscription to title page, small crease to lower cover. viii + unpaginated dictionary. ; Unabridged from the original 1811 edition with a foreword. Bookseller Inventory # 25051

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Title: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar tongue. A ...

Publisher: Digest Books,, Northfield, Illinois:

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good+

Edition: Reprint.

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The Georgian "Profanisaurus".

From the 1790s to the 1820s, numerous editions of the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue were published. Looking at the slang and vernacular language of the time, this dictionary pre-dated Roger Mellie's best-selling Profanisaurus by a good 200 years. Reprinted here, it covers the rude, the crude and the downright vulgar.

Learn how the Georgians and early Victorians would insult each other and find out how some of today's words and derivations have come about. But most of all, just dip in and see how our ancestors considered and talked about such subjects as sex and the workings of the human body.

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