|Author:||Head, Richard, 1637?-1686?|
|Title:||The English rogue containing a brief discovery of the most eminent cheats, robberies and other extravagancies by him committed ... : to which is added a canting dictionary words now in use with beggars and gypsies.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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The English rogue containing a brief discovery of the most eminent cheats, robberies and other extravagancies by him committed ... : to which is added a canting dictionary words now in use with beggars and gypsies.
Head, Richard, 1637?-1686?
[London]: Printed for J. Blare ..., 1688.
This is probably a very much abridged and changed version of part 1 of The English rogue. Aspects of the story are the same. On p. 22 a second part to follow is mentioned. This may be a reissue of the abridgement mentioned in DNB.
Reproduction of original in Bodleian Library.
Rogues and vagabonds -- England -- Early works to 1800.
THE English Rogue, &c.
CHAP. I. Shewing how he serv'd his Fathers Turkies, his Cheating a Woman of a Basket of Cherries, his being plac'd in a Boarding-School, and his mischievous Transactions there.
CHAP. II. He runs away from his Parents, Enrolls himself in a Gang of Gypsies, and gives you the choi∣cest of their Canting Words, with the mean∣ing of them in plain English.
CHAP. III. He leaves the Gypsies and begs by himself, a Merchant likes him and takes him Appren∣tice, he gets the Maid of the House with Child, and then goes for Ireland.
CHAP. IV. In Ireland he was Cheated of all his Money, the ways he had to get more, he comes into England again, and turns Highway-man.
CHAP. V. He and his Companions commit two Robberies, he dislikes their Company, and Robs by himself.
CHAP. VI. He gets a Farmers Daughter with Child, and Robs her Father of all his Gold, &c.
CHAP. VII. He lights of a Female Robber in Mans Habit, he goes to her House, and agrees to Rob with her.
CHAP. VIII. He commits some Robberies, is taken and put in∣to Newgate, is Transported, but makes his Escape.