Originally printed as a guide to street slang for men of quality, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is a gem! The avowed purpose of the dictionary was to give men of fashion an insight into the inappropriate language of the street. Many of the words should be brought back into common parlance forthwith: we have no term for the admiral of the narrow seas 'One who from drunkenness vomits into the lap of the person sitting opposite to him'. We have perhaps less use for a word for dobin rig: 'Stealing ribbons from haberdashers early in the morning or late at night'; generally practised by women in the disguise of maid servants. 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 in this quirky little volume.
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98 Indian, Celtic, and English Fairy Tales: With 173 Illustrations and 98 Free Online Audio Files.
29 Indian Fairy Tales: With 53 Illustrations and 29 Free Online Audio Files.
43 English Fairy Tales: With 63 Illustrations and 43 Free Online Audio Files.
26 Celtic Fairy Tales: With 57 Illustrations and 26 Free Online Audio Files.
Grimm's Fairy Tales: 64 Dark Original Tales - With Accompanying Facts, 55 Illustrations, and 62 Free Online Audio Files.
Old Greek Stories: With 35 Illustrations and 15 Free Online Audio Files.
H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Collection. (With Accompanying Facts): 62 Short Stories and 5 Novellas.
Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Collection. (With Accompanying Facts): 122 Short Stories, Poems, and Novella.
Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Collections: 190 Short Stories, Poems, and Novellas. (Special Double Pack).
Lewis Carroll: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - With Accompanying Facts and Illustrations.
The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence - With Accompanying Facts, Free Audio Links, and Illustrations.
Frankenstein: With Accompanying Facts, 10 Illustrations, and a Free Audio Link.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: With 10 Illustrations and a Free Online Audio File.
H.G Wells: The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Invisible Man. With Accompanying Facts, Free Audio links, and 12 Illustrations.
The Yellow Wallpaper and the Story Herland: With 10 Illustrations and Free Online Audio Files.
Metamorphosis: With 10 Illustrations and a Free Online Audio File.
The Book of Tea: With 14 Illustrations and 7 Free Online Audio Files.
The Picture of Dorian Gray: With 12 Illustrations and a Free Online Audio File.
15 Viking Tales: With 42 Illustrations and 15 Free Online Audio Files.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: With 13 Illustrations and a Free Audio File.
The Origin of Species: With 20 Illustrations and a Free Audio File.