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CLASSICAL

DICTIONARY

OF THE

VULGAR TONGUE.

Francis Grose, Esg"

THE SECOND EDITION,

CORRECTED AND ENLARGE D.

LOND ON:

PRINTED FOR S. HOOPER, No. 212, HIGH HOLBORN,

FACING BLOOMSBURY SQUARE.

M.DCC.LXXXVIII.

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P R E F A C E

TO THE

SECOND EDITIO N.

TH

"HE favourable reception with which

this Book was honoured by the Public, has encouraged the Editor to present a fecond edition, more correctly arranged, and very considerably enlarged. Some words and explanations in the former edition having been pointed out as rather indecent or indelicate, though to be found in Le Roux, and other Glossaries of the like kind, these haye been either omitted, softened, or their explanations taken from books long fanctioned with general approbation, and admitted into the seminaries for the education of youthsuch as Bailey's, Miege's, or Philips's Dictionaries ; so that it is hoped this work will now be found as little offensive to delicacy as the nature of it would admit.

A list is here added of such books as have been consulted for the additions,

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Viewed, Examined, and Allowed according un

to the Queen's Majestye's Injunctions,

Imprinted at LONDON, in Flete-street, at the Signe of

the Faulcon, by WILLIAM GRYFFITH; and are to be falde at his Shoppe in Saynt Dunstone's Churche Yarde, in the West.

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