Green’s Dictionary of Slang

The history of the lives and actions of Jonathan Wild, thief-taker. Joseph Blake alias Blueskin, foot-pad. And John Sheppard, housebreaker. Giving a full and exact Account of Jonathan's being Crown'd King of the Gypsies, the Ways and Means he made use of to seduce young People into Robberies, and afterwards hang them for their Deserts, And of the Reasons that induc'd Blueskin to cut Jonathan Wild's Throat. As also a true Relation of the pranks Jack Sheppard play'd, and of his being Retaken

London 1725