Stephen Bowden, now an e-published writer of Regency romps, ventures back into the Blogosphere.
Chosen Pells - Highwaymen who rob in pairs, in the streets and squares of London: to prevent being followed by the sound of their horses shoes on the stones, the shoe them with leather.
Where are you getting your Regency slang from? (out of interest)
Kate - They come from Francis Grose's The Vulgar Tongue, (from 1785), J S Farmer and W E Henley's A Dictionary of Slang from 1890 and The Penguin Dictionary of Historical Slang which is an abridged version of Eric Partridge's A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. I only use stuff from F&H and Partridge if there is a citation before 1820, except for the Divine Monosyllables, which are not all given citations (but which are all in F&H so are at least 19th Century and mostly much older.
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