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  • "I will take my prince's part against all that shall oppose him, or any of us, according to the utmost of my ability: nor will I suffer him, or any one belonging to us, to be abused by any strange abrams, rufflers, hookers, pailliards, swaddlers, Irish toyles, swigmen, whip jacks, jarkmen, bawdy baskets, dommerars, clapper dogeons, patricoes, or curtals; but I will defend him, or them, as much as I can, against all other outliers whatever."
    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 6, 2008