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But this gentle pen-pusher in Frankfort, who passed his vocabulary at Froben's proofreader, Erasmus in time calls a "schamp," because he used cheap paper, cheap ink and close margins.
Well, next day after I was looking up that pleasant word "scamp," I was reading in the Amusing Works of Erasmus, when I ran across the word again, but spelled in Dutch, thus, "schamp."
"So they were goin’ on wid the blaggârdin’ match, whin the blessed saint, that come out whin he heard thim begin, an’ thin set on the dure a-watchin’, to see that owld Nick didn’t schamp the job, interfared.