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tardly rogue!-Murder, murder! O thou honey) flong they should call me madam ? And didst thou suckle villain: wilt thou kill God's officers, and not kiss me, and bid me fetch thee thirty shilings? the king's? O thou honey-seed' rogue! thou art put thee now to thy book-oath; deny it, if thou a honey-seed ; a man-yueller, and a woman- aust. queller.
Ful, My lord, this is a poor mad soul; and she Fal. Keep them off, Bardolph.
ays, up and down the town, that her eldest son is Phang. A rescue! a rescue!
ke you: she hath been in good case, and, the Host. Good people, bring a rescue or two. truth is, poverty hath distracted her. But for 'Thou wo't, wo't thou? thou wo't, wo't thou? these foolish officers, I beseech you, I may have do, do, thou rogue! thou hemp-seed!
10 redress against them. Fal. Away, you scullion! you rampallian?! Ch. Just. Sir John, Sir John, I am well acyou fustilarian?! I'll tickle your catastrophe. quainted with your manner of wrenching the true Enter the Chief Justice, attended.
cause the false way. It is not a confident brow, Ch. Tust. What's the matter? keep the peace nor the throng of words that come with such more here, lio!
15 than impudent sawciness from you, can thrust me Host. Good my lord, be good to me! I beseech from a level consideration ; I know you have you, stand to me!
practis’d upon the easy-yielding spirit of this woCh. Just. How now, Sir John? what are you man, and made her serve your uses both in purse
brawling here? Doth this become your place, your time, and bu-20 Host. Yes, in troth, my lord. siness?
Ch. Just. Pr’ythee peace:-Pay her the debt you You should have been well on your way to York.- owe her, and unpay the villainy you have done Stand from him, fellow: Wherefore hang'st thou ber; the one you may do with sterling money, on him?
and the other with current repentance. Host. O my most worshipfullord, au’please your 25 Fal. My lord, I will not undergo this sneap grace, I am a poor widow of East-cheap, and he without reply. You call honourable boldness, is arrested at my suit.
inpudent sawciness : if a man will make curt'sy, Ch. Just. For what sum?
and say nothing, he is virtuous: No, my lord, my Host. It is more than for some, my lord; it is humble duty remember'd, I will not be your for all, all I have: he hath eaten me out of house 30 suitor; I say to you, I do desire deliverance from and hoine; he hath put all my substance into that these officers, being upon hasty employment in fat belly of his:--but I will have some of it out the king's atfiirs. again, or I'll ride thee o'nights, like the mare. Ch. Just. You speak as having power to do
Ful. I think, I am as like to ride the mare, if wrong: but answer in the effect of your reputaI have any vantage of ground to get up. 33 tion', and satisfy the poor wornan.
Ch. Just. How comes this, Sir John? Fie ! Ful. Come hither, hostess. [Taking her aside, what man of good temper would endure this tem
£nt a Messenger. pest of exclamation? Are you not ashani’d to en- Ch. Just. Now, master Gower; What news! force a poor widow to so rough a course to come Gower. Theking, my lord, and Henry prince of by her own?
40 Are near at hand: the rest the paper tells. [M'ales Ful. What is the gross sum that I owe thee? Fal. As I am a gentleman,
Host. Marry, if thou wert an honest man, thy- Host. Nay, you said so before. self, and the money too. Thou didst swear to me Ful. As I ani a gentleinan;- Come, no more upon a parcel-gilt goblett, sitting in my Dolphin words of it. chamber, at the round table, by a sea-coal fire, on 45 Host. By this heavenly ground I tread on, I Wednesday in Whitsun-week, when the prince must be fain to pawn both my plate, and the tabroke thy head for likening his father to a singing- pestry of my dining-chambers. man of Windsor ; thou Jidst swear to me then, as ful. Glasses, glasses, is the only drivking: and I was washing thy wound, to marry me, and make for thy walls,-a pretty slight drollery, or the me my lady thy wife. Caust thou deny it? Did not 50 story of the prodigal, or the German hunting in goodwife Keech, the butcher's wile, come in then, water-work®, is worth a thousand of these bed. and call me gossip Quickly: coming in to horrow hangings, and these fly-bitten tapestries. Let it a mess' of vinegar; telling us, she had a good be ten pound if thou canst. Come, if it were not dish of prawns; whereby thou didst desire to eat for thy humours, there is not a better wench in some: whereby I told thee, they were ill for a 55 England. Go, wash thy face, and draw thy action: green wound? And didst thou not, when she was come, thou must not be in this humour with me; gone down stairs, desire me to be no more so fa- do'st not know me? Come, come, I know thou miliarity with such poor people; saying, that ere wast set on to this.
? The landlady's corruption of homicidal and homicide. * Meaning perhaps, you ramping riotous strumpet, speaking to the hostess. Addressing himself to the ofiicer, whose weapon of defence is a cudgel (from fustis, a club), not being entitled to wear a sword. * parcel-gilt goblet is a goblet only gilt over, not of solid gold. 5 A mess seems in those days to have been a common term for a şınall proportion of any thing belonging to the kitchen. • Sncap siguities check. That is, in a manner suitable to your character. • i. e, in water colours.
Host. Pray thee, Sir John, let it be but twenty fremember thy name? or to know thy face tonobles; I ain loth to pawn my plate, in good morrow? or io take note how many pair of silk earnest, la.
stockings thou hast; viz. these, and those that fal. Let it alone; I'll make other shift ; you'll were the peach.colour'd ones? or to bear the inbe a fool still.
5 ventory of thiy shirts; as, one for superfluity, and Host. Well, you shall have it, though I pawn my one other for use ?- But that, the tennis-courtgown. I hope, you'll come to supper: You'll pay keeper knows better than I; for it is a low ebb of me all together?
limen with thee, when thou keepest not racket Ful. Will I live?-Go, with her, with her; there; as thou hast not done a great while, behook on, hook on.
[To the Officers. 10 cause the rest of thy low-countries have made a Host. Will you have Doll Tear-slieet meet you shift to eat up thy bolland: and God knows, wheat supper?
ther those that bawl out the ruins oi thy linen, shall ful. No more words; let's have her.
inherit his kingdom: but the midwives say, the [Ereunt Hostess, Burdolph, Officers, 8c. children are not in the fauit; whereupon the world Ch. Just. I have heard better Dews.
15 encreases, and kindreds are mightily strengthen'd. Ful. What's the news, my good lord?
Poins. How ili it follows, after you have laCh. Just. Where lay the king last night? bour'd so hard, you should talk so idly! 'Telline, Gower. At Basingstoke, my lord.
how many good young princes would do so, their Fal. I hope, my lord, all's well: What's the fathers being so sick as yours at this time is? news, my lord ?
20 P. Henry. Shall I tell thee one thing, Pons ? Ch. Just. Come all his forces back?
Poins. Yes; and let it be an excellent good thing. Gouer. No; fifteen hundred foot, five hundred P.IIenry. It shall serve among wits of no higher horse,
breeding than thine. Are march'd up to my lord of Lancaster,
Poins. Goto; I stand the push of your one thing Against Northumberland and the archbishop. 25 that you will tell.
Tul. Comes the king back from Wales, my no- P. Henry. Why, I tell thee,-it is not meet that ble lord?
I should be sad, now my father is sick: albeit I Ch. Just. You shall have letters of me presently: could tell to thee, (as to one it pleases me, for Come, go along with me, good master Gower. fault of a better, to call my friend) I could be sad, Fal. My lord!
30 and sad indeed too. Ch. Just. What's the matter?
Poins. Very hardly, upon such a subject. Fal. Master Gower, shall I eutreat you with me
P. Hinry. By this hand, thou think’st me as far to dinner?
in the devil's book, as thou, and Falstaff, for obGower. I must wait upon my good lord liere: 1 duracy, and presistency: Let the end try the man. thank you, good Sir John.
35 But I tell thee,-my heart ble«ds inwardly, that Ch. Just. Sir John, you loiter here too long, be- my father is so sick: and keeping such vile coming you are to take soldiers up in countiesas yougo. pany as thou art, hath in reason taken from me Ful. Will you sup with me, master Gower? all ostentation of sorrow, Ch. Jilst, What foolisha master taught you these
Poins. The reason ? manners, Sir John?
40 P. Henry. What would thou think of me, if Fal. Master Gower, if they become me not, he
II should weep was a fool that taught them me. This is the right Poins. I would think thee a most princely hyfencing grace, my lord; tap for tap, and so part täir. Ipocrite.
Ch. Just. Now the Lordlighten thee! ibou art P. Ilenry. It would be every inan's thought: a great fool.
[Excunt 45 and thou art a blessed fellow, to think as every SCENE II.
man thinks: never a man's thought in the world Continues in London.
keeps the road-way better than thine: every man
would think me an hypocriteindeel. And wliat Enter Prince Henry and Poins.
aceites your most worshipful thought to think so? P. Henry. Trust ine, I am exceeding weary. 50! Poins. Why, because you have been so lewd,
Poins. Is it come to that? I had thought, wea und so much engrafted to Falstait. riness durst not have attach'd one of su high bloori P. Henry. And to ibee.
P. Henry. 'Faith, it does me; though it disco Poins. Nay, by this light, I am well spoken of, lours the complexion of my greatness to acknow- can hear it with my own ears: the worst that ledge it. Doth it not shew vilely in me, to desire 50 y can say of me is, that I am a second brother, small-beer?
and that I am a proper ? fellow of my hands; and Poins. Why, a prince should not be so loosely those to things, I confess, I cannot heip. Look, studied, as to remember so weak a composition: look, hre comes Bardolph.
P. Henrij. Belike then, my appetite was no P. Henry. And the boy that I gave Falstaff: he princely got; fur, in trouh, I do now remember co hac! him from me christian ; and see, if the fat vilthe poor creature, small-beer. But, indeed, these lain bave not transform’d him ape. humble considerations inake me out of love with
Enter Burdolph, and Page. my grcalness. What a disgrace is it to me, tol Bard. 'Save your grace! 'i.e. shew. * A tall or proper fellow of his hands was a stout fighting man.
P. Ilenry. li
P. Henry. And yours, most noble Bardolph! for he misuses thy favours so much, that he strears,
Bard. [to ihe Page.] Come, you virtubus ass, thou art to marry his sister Nell. Repent at idle you bashful fool, mus, you be blushing ? Where- times as thou mui’st, and so farewell. Thin., by fore blush you now? What a maicenly man at ea and nn, (which is as much as to say, as ihoa arms are you become? Is it such a matier, to get usest him) Jack Falstaff, with my familiars; John a pottie-pot's maiden-bead?
zih m; brothers and sisters; and Sir John, toith Page. He call'd meeven now, my lord, through fall Europe. My lord, I will steep this letter in ared lattice, and I could discern no part of his face sack, and make hinn eat it. from the window : ut last, I spy'd his eyes; and P. Thenry. That's to make him eat twenty of his methought he had masle two holes in the ai 10 words. But do you use me thus, Ned? must I wife's new petticoat, and perp'd throug!ı.
marry your sister? P. Henry. Huth not the boy protited?
Poiris. May the wench have no worse fortune! Bard. Away, you whoreson upright rahhet,
but I never said so. away!
P. Henri. Well, thus we play the fvol with the Puge. Away, you rascally Althea's dream, 15 time; and ihe spirits of the wise sit in the clouds, away!
land mockus.—Is your master here in London? P. Henry. Instruct us, boy': What dream, boy? Burd. Yes, my lord.
Page. Marry, my lord, 'Althea dream'u she P. Henry. Where sups he: doih the old boar was deliver'd of a firebrand; and therefore I call feed in the old frank?
(cheap. him her dream.
20 Bard. At the old place, my lord; in EastP. Henry. A crown's worth of good interpreta- P. Hinry. What company? tion. There it is, boy. [Gires him money. Page. Ephesians', my lord; of the old church.
Poins. O, that this good blossom could be kept P. Henry. Sup any women with him? from cankers! Well, there is six-pence to pre- Puge. None, my lord, but old mistress Quickserve thee.
251y, and mistress Doll Tear-sheet. Bard. An you do not make him be hang'd P. Ilenry. What pagan’ may that be? among you, the gallows shall have a rong.
Page. A proper gentlewoman, sir, and a kinsP. llenry. And how doth thy master, Bardolph: woman of my master's.
Bard. Well, my good lord. He heard of your P. Henrij. Even such kin, as the parishı heifers grace's coming to town; there's a letter for you. 30 are to the town bull. --Shall we steal upon them, P. Henry. Deliver'd with good respect. —And Ned, at supper?
[you. how doth the martlemas' your master?
Poins. I am your shadow, my lord; I'll follos Bard. In bodily health, sir.
P. Henry. Sirrah, you boy,--and Bardolph;Poins. Marry, the immortal part necds a phy- no word to your master, that I am yet come to sician: but that moves not him; though that be 35 town: There's for your silence. sick, it dies not.
Bard. I have no tongue, sir. P. Henry. I do allow this wen’ to be as familiar Puge. And for mine, sir, — I will govern it. with me as my dog: and he holds his place; for, P. Henr. Fare ye well; go.--This Doll Tearlook you, how he writes.
Isheet should be some road. Poins reads. John Fulstal, knight,- Every 10 Poins. I warrant you, as common as the way man must know that, as oft as he hath occasion to between St. Alban's and London. name himself. Even like those that are kin to the P. Henry. Ilow might we see Falstaff bestow king; for they never prick their finger, but they himself to-night in his true colours, and not oursay, There is some of the king's blood spilt.--1167seives be seen? comes that? says he, that takes upon him not to 45 Poins. Put on two leather jerkins, and aprons, conceive: the answer is as ready as a borrow - and wait upon him at his table as drawers. er's cap'; I am the king's poor cousin, sir.
P. Henry. From a god to a bull: a hary deP. Ilenry. Nay, they will be kin to us, or they scension! it was Jove's case. From a prince to : will fetch it from Japhet. But to the letter:- prentice? a low transformation! that shall be
Poins. Sir John Fulstur, knight, to the son of 30 inive: for, in every thing, the purpose inust weigh the king, nearest his father, Hurry prince of with the folly: Follow me, Ned. [Ereunt. Wales, greeting.–Why, this is a certificate.
S CE N E III. P. Henry, Peace!
Tarkworth Castle. Poins. I will imitate the honourable Romani in Enter Northumberland, Lady Northumberland, brerity:-sure he means brevity in breath; short-55
und Lady Percyj. winded.--I commend me to thee, I commend thee, North. I pray thee, loving wife, and gentle and Ileure thee. Be not too familiar with Poins ;
daughter, That is, the autunn, or rather the latter spring; nieaning, the old fellow svith juvenile passions. Hartlemas is corrupted from llartinmas, the feast of St. Martin, the eleventh of November. 'i. e. this tunid excrescence of a man. 3 Warburton explains this allusion by observing, that a man who goes to borrow money, is of all others the most complaisant; his cap is always at hand. * By the honourable Roman is probably intended Julius Cæsar, whose teni, vidi, tici, seems to be alluded to in the begʻnning of the letter. • Frank iš sty. Probably the cant word in those times for topers. The caut word perhaps for prostitute.
Give even way unto my rough affairs :
Then join yon with them, like a rib of steel, Put not you on the visage ot the times,
To make strength stronger ; but, for all our loves, And be, like them, to Percy troublesome. First let them try themselves: So did your son ; L. North. I have given over, I will speak no He was so suffer'd; so came I a widow;
5 And never shall have length of life enough, Do what you will; your wisdom be your guide. 1. To rain upon remembrance with mine eyes,
North. Alas, sweel wife, my honour is at pawn; s'hat it may grow and sprout as high as heaven, And, but my going, nothing can redeem it. For recordation to my noble husband. [mind L. Percy. Oh, yet, for heaven's sake, go not to North. Come, come, go in with me: 'tis with my these wars!
10 As with the tide swell'd up unto its height, The time was, father, that you broke your word That inakes a still stand, running neither way. When you were more endear'd to it than now; Fain would I go to meet the archbishop, When yourown Percy,when my heart's dearHarry, But many thousand reasons hold me back:Threw many a northward look, to see his father I will resolve for Scotland; there am I, Bring up his powers; but he did long' in vain. 15'Till timeandvantage cravemy company.[Exeunt. Who then persuaded you to stay at home?
The Boar's Head Tavern in East-cheap. In the grey vault of heaven: and, by his light, 201
Enter tro Drawers. Did all the chivalry of England move
1 Draw. What the devil hast thou brought To do brave acts: he was, indeed, the glass there? apple-Johns? Thou know'st, Sir John Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves. cannot endure an apple-John'. He had no legs, that practis'd not his gait:
2 Draw. Mass, thou say'st true: The prince And speaking thick, which naturemade hisblenzish, 25 once set a dish of apple-Johns before him, and told Became the accents of the valiant ;
bim, there were five more Sir Johns; and, putting For those that could speak low, and tardily, off his bat, said, I will now take my leave of these Would turn their own perfection to abuse, six dry, round, old, wither'd knights. It anger'd To seem like him: So that, in speech, in gait, him to the heart; but he hath forgot that. In diet, in affections of delight,
30. 1 Draw. Why, then, cover, and set them down: In military rules, humours of blood,
And see if thou can’st find out Sneak’s* noise ; He was the mark and glass, copy and book,
mistress Tear-sheet would fain hear some music. Thatfashion'dothers. Ånd him, -0 wondroushim! Dispatch :-The room where they supp'd is too O miracle of men !-him did you leave,
hot; they'll come in straight. (Second to none, unseconded by you)
135 2 Draw. Sirrah, here will be the prince and To louk upon the hideous god of war
master Poins anon: and they will put on two of In disadvantage; to abide a field,
our jerkins, aml aprons; and Sir John must not Where nothing but the sound of Hotspur's name know it: Bardolph hath brought word. Did seem de:ensible:--so you left him:
i Drur. Then here will be old utis': It will Never, O nerer, do his ghost the wrong,
40 be an excellent stratagem. To hold your honour more precise and nice 2 Draw. I'll see, if I can find out Sneak. [Exit. With others, than with him; let them alone;
Enter Hostess and Doll Tear-sheet. The marshal, and the archbishop, are strong:
Host. Sweet-heart, methinks you are now in an llad my sweet Harry had but half their numbers, excellent good temperality: your pulsidge beats as To-day might I, hanging on Hotspur's neck, 45 extraordinarily as heart vould desire; and your Hare talk' of Moninouth's grave.
colour, I warrant you, is as red as any rose: But, North. Beshrew your heart,
i faith, you have drank too much canaries; and Fair daughter! you do draw my spirits from me, that's a marvellous searching wine, and it perWith new lamenting ancient oversights.
fumes the blood ere we can say, What's this? But I must go, and meet with danger there; 50 Ilow do you now? Or it will seek me in another place,
Dol. Better than I was. Hem. And find me worse provided.
Host. Why, that was well said ; A good heart's L. North. O, fly to Scotland,
worth gold. Look, here comes Sir John. 'Till that the nobles, and the armed commons,
Enter Fulstaff Have of their puissance made a little taste. 155 Fal. H'hen Arthur first in court-Empty thejorL. Percy. If they get ground and vantage of dan—and was a worthy king: How now, mistress the king,
[Erit Drawer. Theobald conjectures that the poet wrote look in vain. Alluding to the plant, rosemary, so called, and used in funerals. This apple will keep two years, but becomes very wrinkled and shrivelled. * Dr. Johnson says, Sneak was a street niinstrel, and therefore the drawer goes out to listeo if he can hear him in the neighbourhood. A noise of musicians anciently signified a concert or company of them. Falstaff addresses them as a company in another scene of this play. * Utis, a word yet in use in some counties, signiving a merry festival, from the French huit, octo, ab A. S. Ealiti, octaræ festi alicujus. Oldutis siguities festivity in a great degree.
you give me?
Host. Sick of a calm': yea, good sooth.
Host. Tilly-fally, Sir John, never tell me; your Fal. So is all her sect“; it they be once in a ancient swaggerer comes not in any dvors. I was calm, they are sick.
before master Tişick, the deputy, the other day: Dol. You muddy rascal, is that all the comfort and, as he said to me,-it was no longer ago than
5 Wednesdaylast, -Neighbour Quichly, sayshe; Ful. You make fat rascals', mistress Doll. master Dumb, our minister, was by then;
Dol. I make them! gluttony and diseases make Vighbour Quickily, says he, receive those that are them; I make them not.
irit; for, saith le, you ure in un il: mme :--nos Ful. If the cook help to inake the gluttony, you he said I tell whereupon; for, says he, jou help to make the diseases, Doll: we catch of you, ioare un honest comun, and well thought on ; thereDoll , we catch of you; grant that, my poor virtue, sore take heed zchut guests you receive : Receire,
says he, no suurgering companions. There Dol. Ay, marry; our chains, and our jewels. comes none here:- you would bless you to hear Fal. Your brooches, peurls, and orches" ;--for
what he said:-10,
no swaggerers. to serve bravely, is to come balting oit, youli5 l'al. He's no swaggerir, hortess; a tame cheatknow: To come off the breach with his pike ben! er”, he; you may stroak him as gently as a pupbravely, and to surgery bravely; to venture upon p!-greyhound: be will not swagger wiih a Barba. the charg'il chambers' bravely:
ry ben, if her feathers turn back in any shew of Dol. Hang yourself, you muddy conger, hang resistance.- -Call him up, craner. yourself!
1201 Host. Cheater, call you him? I will bar no hoHost. Why, this is the old fashion; you two nest man my house, vor no cheater': But I do never meet, but you tall to some discord: you are notlove swaggering, by my troth; I am the wore, both, in good troth, as rheumatico as two dry when one says--swagger ; feel, masters how I toasts”; you cannot one bear with another's con- shake; look you, I warrant yoli. firmities. What the good-jere! one must bear, 25 Dol. So you do, hostess. and that must be you: you are the weaker vessei, Host. Dól? yea, in very truth, do I, an 'twere as they say, the emplier vessel. [To Doll.
an aspen leaf: I cannot abide swaggerers. Dol.Cana weak empty vessel bear such a huge Enter Pistol, Burdorph, and Puge. full hogshead? There's a whole merchant's venturel Pist. 'Save you, Sir Jolm! of Bourdeaux stuif in him; you have not seen a 30 Ful. Welcome, ancient Pistol. Here, Pistol, I hulk better stulid in the hold.—Come, I'll be charge you with a cup of sack: do you discharge friends with thee, Jack: thou art a going to the
upon mine hostess. wars; and whether I shall ever see thee again, or Pist. I will discharge upon her, Sir John, with no, there is nobody cares.
two bullets. Re-enter Drazer.
33 Fal. She is pistol-proof, sir; you shall hardly Dratu. Sir, ancient Pistols below, and would offend her. speak with you.
Ilost. Come, I'll drink no proofs, nor no bullets: Diil. Ilang him, swaggering rascall let him not I'll drink no more than will do ine good, for no come bither: it is the foul-mouth’dst rogue in man's pleasure, 1". England.
Pist. Then to you, mistress Dorothy; I will Host. If he swagger, let him not come here: charge you. no, by my faith ; I must live amongst my neigh- Dol. Charge me; I scorn you, scurvy rompabours; l'il no swaggerers: I am in good name ani nion! What! you pour, base, rascaily, cheating, fame with the very best:—Shut the door ;-herrl lack-linen mate! Away, you mouldy rugue, away! comes no swaggerers here; I have not liv'd all ini glam meat for your master. while, to have swaggering now ;--shut the door Pist. I know you, mistress Dorothy. I pray you.
Dol. Away, you cut-purse rascall you filthy Fal. Dost thou hear, hostess?
bung!?, away ; by this wine, I'll thrust my Host. Pray you, pacity yourself, Sir Jolin: there kvite in you mouldy chaps, an you play the saucy comes no swaggerers here.
50 cuttle with me. Away! you bouile-ale rascal! Ful. Dost thou hear? it is mine ancient.
you basket-hilt stale juggler, you !-Since when, I Meaning, probably, of a qualm. ? That is, her profession; or perhaps ser may be meant. * Falstait alludes to a phrase of the forest. Leun deer are called ruscal deer. He tell her she calls him wrong, for being fut, he cannot be a rascal. * This is a line in an old song. Brooches were chains of gold that women wore formerly about their necks. Ozches were bosses of gold set with diamonds. Instead of gold and diamonds Falstaff intends to describe the several stages of the venereal disease. $ To understand this quibble, it is necessary to observe, that a chamber signifies not only an apartment, but a piece of ordnance. A chamber is likewise that part of a mine where the powder is lodged. 'itheumatic, in the cant language of those times, signified capricious, humoursome. ? Which cannot meet but they grate one another. * Ancient Pistol is the sime as Ensign Pistol. Gamester and cheater were, in Shakspeare's age, synonimous terms.
10 The humour of this consists in the woman's inistaking the title of chruter (or gamester) for that oficer of the exchequer called an escheator, well known to the common people of that time; and named, either corruptly or satirically, a chenter. " The duplication of the pronoun was very common. The French still use this idiom-Je suis Parisien, moi. 12 In the cont of thievery, to nip a bung was to cut a purse.
13 Cuttle and cuttle-boung were the cant terms for the knife used by the sharpers of thet alge to cut the bottoms of purses, which vore the worn hanging at the girdle.