Jottings from “Peregrine Pickle” and “Roderick Random”

By R. Stuart Bruce, published February 1921


Stuart Bruce appears to have been a collector of rare nautical books and in this article recounts numerous words gleaned from the two novels identified in the title. The second edition of “Peregrine Pickle” was published in four volumes in 1786, whilst the two volumes of “Roderick Random” appeared in 1787. An example of the words discovered was Bumbo, the context of which was “were making merry in the ward-room round a table well stored with bumbo and wine.” (A footnote explains that bumbo is a liquor composed of rum, sugar, water, and nutmeg.)

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