Monthly Archives: June 2009

conjuring up

AND be it also further enacted by the auctority aforesaid, That all persons calling themselves Schollers going about begging, all Seafaring-men pretending losses of their Shippes or Goodes on the Sea going about the Country begging, all idle persons going … Continue reading

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Googlespeak

Was just looking for the full text of the “Act for punishment of rogues, vagabonds and sturdy beggars” (39 Eliz.) on Google, and the Revd. Spellchecker kindly suggested I might mean ‘study beggars’. A new term, I say, fresh out … Continue reading

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