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Gull's Horn-Book

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A satire on fops and gallants by Thomas Dekker, published 1609, parodying the courtesy books of the period, and suggested by a German original (see Grobian). As a sociological document it reveals attitudes to leisure, luxury, and London's shifting population.


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