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Document number: 180
Dating: DuCange 1st ed 1857; 2nd ed 1859
Watermark: 1832
Recipient: PHILLIPPS Thomas
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: Bodleian Library, Oxford
Collection number: MS. Phillipps-Robinson c.624 f17
Last updated: 13th February 2013

31 Sackville St <1>

Dear Sir

I looked in Du Cange, <2> he has no such word as Cumblum; he has gista but only in the sense of the three Night’s [sic] lodging which the Kings of France had a right to demand wherever they travelled, which is evidently the modern French word gîte.

Believe me Yours truly
H. F. Talbot


1. Probably Anglicus Ducange, The Vulgar Tongue: comprising two glossaries of slang, cant, and flash words and phrases, principally used in London at the present day (London: 1857).

2. 31 Sackville Street, London residence of the Feildings, often used as a London base by WHFT.

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