Tuer, Andrew White, 1838-1900 / Old London street cries ; and, The cries of to-day : with heaps of quaint cuts including hand-coloured frontispiece (1885)
From "Notes and Queries," April 18th, 1885.
LONDON CRIES—A cheap and extended edition of my London Street Cries being on the eve of publication, I shall be glad of early information as to the meaning of "A dip and a wallop for a bawbee"[1*] and "Water for the buggs."[2*] I recollect many years ago reading an explanation of the former, but am doubtful as to its correctness.
The Leadenhall Press, E.C.
One who was an Edinburgh student towards the end of last century told me that a man carrying a leg of mutton by the shank would traverse the streets crying "Twa dips and a wallop for a bawbee." This brought [p. 126] the gude-wives to their doors with pails of boiling water, which was in this manner converted into "broth."
32, Tavistock Road, W.
April 18th, 1885.
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