Ware, born in 1832, served time for threatening his father, a Southwark cheesemonger, with a bacon-knife. Sinking into magazine journalism . . .
Friday, March 15, 2013
Phrase of the day
Christopher Howse in the Spectator (where else?) reviews Ware’s Dictionary of Slang and Phrase, by J Redding Ware, published by the Bodleian Library, no less: