The London Guide and Stranger's Safeguard

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SECOND EDITION.



THE

LONDON GUIDE,

AND

STRANGER'S SAFEGUARD

AGAINST THE

Cheats, Swindlers, and Pickpockets

THAT ABOUND WITHIN

THE BILLS OF MORTALITY;

FORMING A

PICTURE OF LONDON,

AS REGARDS

ACTIVE LIFE.

COLLECTED FROM THE VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS OF

WILLIAM PERRY, AND OTHERS.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

A GLOSSARY OF CANT TERMS.

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BY A GENTLEMAN,

WHO HAS MADE

THE POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS,

AN OBJECT OF ENQUIRY TWENTY-TWO YEARS.

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LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. BUMPUS, 6, HOLBORN BARS.

W. SHARPE, KING STREET; T. HUGHES, T. FISHER, J. CRANWELL,

J. RIELLY, LIVERPOOL; AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS


1819.

Price 3s. 6d. bound in red.

W. Flint, Printer, Old Bailey, London.

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EXAMPLE OF EARLY DEPRAVITY

vide page 36


London Publish'd by J. Bumpus 6 Holborn Bars

ANALYTICAL TABLE

OF

CONTENTS.

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Introduction iv. Vocabulary x.

I. Out Door Delinquencies: Inn Yards and Coaches 1. Hangers on 8. Hackney men 10, Smashing 13.

Of Walking the Streets 14. Picking Pockets 17. Crowds 18. Gangs 19. Resorts 20. Stagging 21. Manners 23. Violence 27. Women 28. Boys 31.

Of Hustling 32. Footpads 34. Women ib. Tripping up 35. Falling down 37. Running 42. Call 44.

Of Highwaymen 46. Arms 48.

II. Inn Door Tricks: Sharpers 48. Wagering Kiddies 49. Cards 53. Low Games 54. High Games 60. Greeks and Legs 61. Do's 62. Plucking 64.

Money-Droppers 69. Ring-Droppers 71. Kidnappers, False Accusers, Trappers and Crimps 72. Subornation 77.

Pretended Officers 78. Of Searching 80. Smuggling 82. Informers 83. Smuggled Articles 86. Private Stills 88. Duffers 91. Jobbers 95. Barkers 98. Mock Auctions 99.

III. Miscellaneous Offences. In perambulating the Streets 102. Stall Keepers 104. Clothes Shops 105. Street Pilferers 105. Prowlers 108. Dodgers 110.

Prostitutes 114. Wiles 116. Hags 120. Fancy men 121. Bon Ton 122. Bully 126. Force 127. Midnight Beggars 130. Box Lobby 136. Lute 137. Beggars 140. Bold ones 141. Sneaks 142. Excursion 144.

IV. House-Breakers 146. Preventives 148. Arms 149. Jack 52. Murders 155. Defence 158. Shop-windows 160. Shop-Lifters 162. Women 164.

Heavy Goods 167. Smashers 172. Forgeries 174.

V. Minor Cheats 174. Pretenders to Literature 175. Mock Parsons 176. Pretended Doctors 179. Lawyers 181. Obtaining money 185. Costermongers 189. Registry Offices 190. Lotteries and Goes 193. Game Publicans 196. Brewer and Distiller 200. Sycophants 203. Spongers 207. Swindlers 209. Reputation 212. Banks 217. Receivers 223.

VI. Of Conspirators and Informers 227.


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.