The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1791 Monday, 26 August 2002
Date: Monday, 19 Aug 2002 10:28:19 +1000
Subject: Bawds and Bonesetters
Can anybody recall an Early Modern text in which "bonesetter" is used as
a slang term for a pimp or bawd? I'm almost certain I came across such
a reference once. It doesn't appear to be in Shakespeare, nor in either
of the two main Webster tragedies.
Department of English
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