Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 163.

Origins and Inventions. No. XXIX



Regular Feature, Extract, Anecdote

Publications extracted:

Wadd 1827b

[1] Going Snacks



    Describes the office of body-searcher, and relates that, during the great plague, a body-searcher of the name of Snacks offered half-profits to anyone who would assist him in his work. Avers that this accounts for the use of the phrase 'going snacks' to describe dividing spoils.

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