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Ye gallants of Newgate whose fingers are nice

DMI number:
15421
First Line:
Ye gallants of Newgate whose fingers are nice
Last Line:
And every man round me rob if he please
Poem Genre / Form:
Song with refrain and Topical satire
Themes:
Crime[Highwaymen], Ireland[Wood's half-pence], and Places[Newgate]
Related People
Author:
John Gay
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Dearing and Beckwith (1974) I: 287-289.
Author:
Jonathan Swift
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Swift Poems Project, Y13- ('Doubtfully by Swift')
Content/Publication
Title:
A Supplement to Dr. Swift's and Mr. Pope's Works [ECCO] [T48930]
Page No(s):
pp.347-349
Poem Title:
Newgate's Garland: Being a new Ballad, shewing how Mr. Jonathan Wild's Throat was cut from Ear to Ear with a Penknife, by Mr. Blake, alias Blueskin, the bold Highwayman, as he stood at his Tryal in the Old-Baily. 1725.
Attribution:
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