The Elizabethan Underworld collects together sixteen of the more important tracts from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries dealing with the lives and misdoings of thieves, rogues, and tricksters. For the most part the original authors were men of experience - watchmen, constables and those who drifted into the London underworld and learnt its tricks. A thorough introduction contributes a full historical background and outlines contemporary social contexts.... do come as they were scattered sheep, Wandering without reason, rule, or guide, And for other lodging do not provide. ... Young heirs that enjoy their heritage, Ruling themself or they come of age, Occupying unthrifty company, Spending upanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Elizabethan Underworld - a collection of Tudor and Early Stuart Tracts and Ballads|
|Author||:||A. V. Judges|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-11-05|