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Overview page. Subjects: History — Religion.

The Elizabethan Poor Law Acts of 1597–1601 ordered that beggars should be punished by whipping. Examples of such punishment being meted out can be found in quarter sessions and parish ...

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Beggars

Robert Herrick.

Edited by Tom Cain and Ruth Connolly.

in The Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick, Vol. 1

Primary Text.

Jacob Gods Beggar was; and so we wait

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Beggars

Robert Herrick.

Edited by F. W. Moorman.

in The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick

Primary Text.

Jacob Gods Beggar was; and so we wait

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Beggars

Robert Herrick.

Edited by L. C. Martin.

in The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick

Primary Text.

Jacob Gods Beggar was; and so we wait

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beggar

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 75 words.

beggar belief (or description) be too extraordinary to be believed (or described).

beggar on horseback a formerly poor

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Beggar

Alexander Kazhdan.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 332 words.

(ἐπαίτης). Assistance to beggars was consistent with Byz. philanthropy toward the unfortunate. The texts rarely distinguish “professional” beggars from the

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Beggar

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 81 words.

GB frequency 1881: 6

English: nickname from Middle English begger(e), beggar(e) ‘beggar’ Old French begart, begar(d)

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beggar

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 160 words.

a person who lives by asking for money or food.

beggar on horseback a formerly poor person made arrogant or

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beggars

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 251 words.

The Elizabethan Poor Law Acts of 1597–1601 ordered that beggars should be punished by whipping. Examples of such punishment being

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beggars

David Hey.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 49 words.

The Elizabethan Poor Law Acts of 1597–1601 ordered that beggars should be punished by whipping. Examples of such punishment being

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beggar

Overview page. Subjects: History — Religion.

The Elizabethan Poor Law Acts of 1597–1601 ordered that beggars should be punished by whipping. Examples of such punishment being meted out can be found in quarter sessions and parish ...

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See overview in Oxford Index