A caueat o[r warening, for [?]] common cursetor[s vulgarely called [?]] vagabones, set forth by Tho[mas Harman, Esquier, for the [?]] vtilitie and profit of his natur[all countrey. Newly augmented and [?] en]larged by the first author [...] the tale of the second ta[...] crank, with the true [...]or, and also his puni[...] dissembling, most [...] hearer or reader [...]
Harman, Thomas, fl. 1567.

A Dronken Tinckar. Cap. 13.

THese dronken Tinckars called also prygges, be beastly people, & these yong knaues be ye worst: these neuer goe wtout their dores and if their woman haue any thing about them, as apparell or lin∣nen that is worth the selling, they lay the same to gage or sell it out right (for bene house) and their bowsing ken. And full sone will they Page  [unnumbered] bée weary of them, and haue a new When they happen one worke at any good house, their Dores lynger alooft, and tarry for them in some corner, and if he taryeth longe from her, then the knoweth he hath worke, and walketh neare, and sitteth downe by him. For be∣sydes money he loketh for meate and drink for doing his dame plea¦sure. For if she haue thrée or foure holes in a pan, hee will make as many more for spedy gayne. And if he see any olde kettle, chafer or peter dish abroad in the yarde where he worketh, he quickly snap∣peth the same vp, and into the booget it goeth rounde. Thus they liue with deceyte.

¶ I was credibly informed by such as could well tell that one of these tipling Tinckers wt his dogge robbed by the high way iii. Pallyards and two Roges six persons togither. and toke from them aboue foure pound in ready money, & hidd him after in a thicke wood a day or two and so escaped vntaken. Thus with picking and stea∣ling, mingled with a little worke for a colour, they passe their time