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Street Seller of Birds Nests

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Street Seller of Birds Nests

“I am a seller of birds’-nesties, snakes, slow-worms, adders, ‘effets’—lizards is their common name—hedgehogs (for killing black beetles); frogs (for the French—they eats ’em); snails (for birds); that’s all I sell in the summer-time.

London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew - Published 1851 - Available from books.google.com