The True History of Tom and Jerry, Or, The Day and Night Scenes of Life in London, from the Start to the Finish!: With a Key to the Persons and Places, Together with a Vocabulary and Glossary of the Flash and Slang Terms Occuring in the Course of the Work

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Reeves and Turner, 1888 - 216 pages
 

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Page iii - LIFE IN LONDON : or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom.
Page 3 - REAL LIFE IN LONDON : or, the Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq., and his Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall. By an Amateur (Pierce Egan). With 31 Coloured Plates by Alken and Rowlandson, etc.
Page 2 - Life in London ; or, The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis.
Page 170 - The pocket had in it certain counters, and was hung about with hawk's bells, and over the top did hang a little scaring bell ; the purse had silver in it, and he that could take out a counter without any noise was allowed to be a public...
Page 98 - Finish To the Adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic, in their pursuits through Life in and out of London.
Page 83 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 163 - ... into what are called walks, and each company has its particular walk: if this walk be considered beneficial, the whole company take it by turns, each person keeping it from half an hour to three or four hours. Their receipts, at a moderate calculation, cannot be less than from three to five shillings a day each person.
Page 13 - FLASH, my young friend, or slang, as others call it, is the classical language of the Holy Land; in other words, St. Giles' Greek."— Tow and Jerry, by Moncreiff. Vulgar language was first termed FLASH in the year 1718, by Hitchin, author of "The Regulator of Thieves, &c-, with account of FLASH words" ?LASH IT, show it — said when any bargain is offered.
Page 164 - I'll kneel down, And ask of thee forgiveness; so we'll live, // And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues Talk of court news; and we'll talk with them too, Who loses and who wins; who's in, who's out...
Page 23 - Jerry ; we must go when some gentlemen's stud is selling ; and while the dealers are running down the cattle, we can get a prime good one for a song. But now for Almack's — the highest Life in London ! and see what game Cupid has sprung up for us in that quarter. Jerry.

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