With Bowels lank and Head of Mallet
The Joiner longs to taste a sallad.
Old Nosegay quite alert and busy
Has one to sell and asks a tizzey*.
— “Implements Animated – Dedicated to the Carpenters and Gardeners of
Great Britain” by Charles Williams (1797-1830). Dug up by our favorite and saucy indexer, Suzanne Ellison, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
* “Tizzey” means “sixpence,” you roughnecks.