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  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Europe / Great Britain
  • Language:English
  • Pages:276
  • eBook ISBN:9780992492229

Cant - A Gentleman's Guide

The Language of Rogues in Georgian London

by Stephen Hart

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Overview
Visiting the Underworld of Georgian London but can't tell a clapperdogeon from a running smobbler? Wouldn't know the upright man if he noped your costard with his filchman? This fascinating guide will teach you all you need to know about the vocabulary of the Rogues of Georgian London and how to function in society at the lowest level.
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Visiting the Underworld of Georgian London but not sure how to blend in? Can't tell a clapperdogeon from a running smobbler? Wouldn't know the upright man if he noped your costard with his filchman? You need this book. This fascinating guide will teach you all you need to know about the vocabulary of the Rogues of Georgian London and how to function in society at the lowest level. Along the way you will acquire some much-needed information and advice on how to make false dice; how to pick pockets; how best to rob a man on a horse; and where to find a good cup of coffee at 3:00am in the morning. An invaluable resource for any gentleman.
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