A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

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Written in 1785, "A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" represents one of the earliest examples of an English language dictionary where in the language of the common man and woman is laid out bare. From foul language to terms and phrases of the neighbourhoods of the time, this text attempts to educate the reader on the slang and metaphors of the period. 

While a worthwhile text for researchers, this text truly stands out in the hands of living historians, writers and educators looking for a link to the language of the time, of how the average man and woman communicated in the late 18th century English speaking world.

This wonderfully reproduced book comes to you on period laid linen paper, hand bound with linen thread, suitable for collectors, historians and those with a passion for classic literature and antique books. As with all books of this nature, we must note that there are numerous imperfections, as noted below, reflecting the character of the original printing.

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