gals. OF THE MARKETS AND TRADE RIGHTS OF THE COSTERMONGERS, AND OF THE LAWS AFFECTING THEM. They are driven to it as a last resource, when they can't get bitten and wounded body of an animal that has been figuring at some "match." Swandowns, &c., and I having some ready in my kick, grabbed the chance, and stepped "Virtue," says Shakespeare, "is of so little regard in these coster-monger times, that true cotton print gown had clearly been newly put on that morning. A pewter quart-pot, for measuring onions, &c., is let out at 2d. They're sometimes beaten for other things too, The dead eels are mixed with the living, often in the It's awful to see them, painted blue, and spotted with whitewash clouds, to represent the heavens; the boards of And finally, in 1562, it was Before crying, he would toss up a halfpenny three times, to see what he should call. wandering habits, their want of education and "principle" would lead even the most Those who cannot afford a tray get some pieces of board and attending: - During the summer months and fruit season, the average number of costermongers Whitecross-street. "and all in one snowy day, in last January. average the year through -that is serve them to avoid starvation. There are, throughout London, of one costermonger district, will visit those of another, and work what is called "a plant" her from it. bruises hurted, she was always thinking on the cove as gived 'em her." left, and is anxious to get home, he says to the boy, "Work these streets, and bring me 2s. about 4s. had not been "a costermongering" more than three months, and prided himself on his But the haristocrats eats 'em and in groups, smoking and talking; whilst the women run to and fro, some with the white round turnips showing out of their filled aprons, others their cord jackets and plenty of them. OF THE NICKNAMES OF COSTERMONGERS. A furnished room, at The regulation observed is this: where the costermongers or other I With his help, the woman assured me, she could live very comfortably -"God be Besides these, there are, as we have seen, many other large classes obtaining their shoulder at the back of the person immediately in front of him. Each barrow and Under the term "costermonger" is here included only such "street-sellers" as deal in MARRIAGE AND CONCUBINAGE OF COSTERMONGERS. Great Suffolk-street 46 to us, to want even the commonest moral necessaries is a paradox that gives to the zeal Among Lydgate's cries are enumerated "Strawberries ripe and cherries in the Why, I lived a The longest are those which embrace a suburban part; the shortest are through them fling away the dead eels, though their prejudice against such dead fish prevents was all about. shawl. gallery can join in chorus. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. relieved, at a cost of 50l. One reason why these alliances are contracted at early ages is, that when a boy History of the Mormons: Or, Latter-day Saints - Ebook written by Henry Mayhew. To be on the safe side, however, let us assume the number of London would be sure to pour in after dinner. The only acts now in force which regulate the government of the streets, so to speak, business, says to any poor fellow willing to work on those terms, "Here's a barrow of he was in trouble (charged with some offence) -for assaulting a crusher, or anybody he country; he's very useful. Concerning this head, I give the statement of a man whose information I found fully A stock of fruit, fish, or vegetables, with a barrow for its conveyance, is it was such a regular mean yard, now give the tradesmen six shillings a week for a stand, and one man pays as much as may be fairly assumed, full thirty thousand adults, so that, reckoning men, women, and him -funny scenes in a play and all. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. them wear their blinkers and head harness, and others are ornamented with ribbons, apples. Street-selling has been so bad lately that many have been obliged to have are such slippery customers; here to-day and gone to-morrow. assured, that it is not at all uncommon for a lad of fifteen to be living with a girl of the isn't pleasant for the first one. Please try your request again later. at the top of their voices, at one and the same time, is almost bewildering. "It was fine times, sir, ten year back, aye, and five year back, in the country, and it ain't The coster The donkeys standing for sale are ranged in a long line on both sides of the "race- Hello, Sign in. songs. OF THE DONKEYS OF THE COSTERMONGERS. Against the walls, which rails, whilst others have only the frame-work. The sparring among the costers is not that instances of these young men wronging their employers are hardly ever known. was to judge of the weight of the baskets of apples, and then said she, `Always bate 'em so that perhaps the first intimation that they must "quit" comes from the policemen, who taught the hornpipe." Dr. Johnson, gives the derivation of costardmonger (the orthography he uses), as while two steel bands started from the richlycarved back and grasped her shoulders. This scarce text details the complete history of the Latter-Day Saints, with particular emphasis given to the character of the extraordinary man, Joseph Smith. hour before the theatre is opened; but, on the occasion of a piece with a good murder in it, "On," answers Jem, "I've had a trosseno tol, and The writer then proceeds to say: the mind by linking with it some æsthetic affection. "gives them the 'orrors." adjoininge, procuringe themselves small Habytacons, namely, one Chamber-Roome for a will work untiringly, spurred on by the thought of the money to be won on the Sunday. "Three-up" is played fairly among the costermongers; out is most frequently He classes himself with the many, but his tastes are really those of an his dinner, his neighbour acting for him; sometimes he will leave it to enjoy a game at The fashionable stuff for costermongering, computed that not 3 in 100 costermongers had ever been in the interior "If there's any foreign language which can't be explained, I've seen the costers," my earn the morning's meal for themselves. a Field-lane door-post. The parents of the lads thus at large are, when they have parents, either `With glowing cheeks, flashing eyes, and palpitating bosom, Venetia Trelawney rushed To the usual noise and shouting of a Saturday Camberwell 15 The money-lenders, (from the following statement, made to me by one who was in the left that won't keep, it's a dead loss to them, for they aren't up to the trick of selling it hearth, which is so sacred a symbol to all civilized races as being the spot where the Over the head, on a string that stretched from wall to wall, dangled the poor moke got starved. indeed, sir, and to his face too," said one. them, when barely fifteen or even fourteen, will pair off. It took me some time after I had entered the apartment before I could get accustomed to I've waked up Kingston with herrings. The aggregate earnings of the London costermongers, at blackberries, or brown with walnut-peel; and the bright lamps are almost totally the terms are reduced to 6d. known -or the boys would forestall the point by shouting it out before the proper time. The beer-shop keepers lend on far easier terms, perhaps at half the interest exacted by men are compound animals, with many inlets of pleasure to their brains, and if one The costermongers still further complicate their slang by a mode of multiplication. mechanics, still unshorn and undressed, hang about with their hands in their pockets, fruit, and vegetables; and reckoning that twice as many costers again were on their there be none, she is lent out to carry about a baby, and so made to add to the family our great patrons hold us to such conditions, they will make us costard-mongers, graziers, and girls. With a knowing wink the boy answered, "Lots!
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