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Ars catchpolaria, or the art of destroying mankind, intended as a vade-mecum or pocket companion to messengers and other executors of the law. In prose or verse I shall rehearse The mighty stretch of pow'r, Nor stand in awe of Butcher Law Or any son of whore; To give a whet, to smart my pate Subscribers must be willing; Claudero's scull is ever dull Without the sterling shilling. Subscription money is taken in voraciously by the Author himself, and by all others intrusted with proposals subscribed by him.

  • Claudero, approximately 1730-approximately 1790.
MDCCLXXV. [1775]
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Edinburgh : printed for, and sold by the author, MDCCLXXV. [1775]

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vi,26p. ; 80.

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ESTC T124860


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