The Complete Cony-catching
A Notable Discovery of Cozenage
To the Reader
The Art of
A table of
the words of art, used in the effecting these base villainies.
The Art of
Discovery of the cozenage of Colliers.
The Second Part of Cony-catching.
Discovery of the Prigging Law or Nature of Horse Stealing.
The Vincents Law, with the Discovery therof.
A Table of
the Laws contained in this second part.
Part of Cony-Catching.
or rather discovery of the Nip and the Foist, laying open the nature of the
Cutpurse and Pick-pocket.
Discovery of the lifting Law.
discovery of the Courbing Law.
Discovery of the Black Art.
The Third and Last Part of
and last part of Cony-catching with the new devised knavish art of Fool-taking.
tale how an honest substantial Citizen was made a cony, and simply entertained
a knave that carried away his goods very politicly.
Of a notable
knave, who for his cunning deceiving a gentleman of his purse, scorned the name
of a cony-catcher, and would needs be termed a fool-taker, as master and
beginner of that new found art.
of a cozening companion, who would needs try his cunning in this new invented
art, and how by his knavery (at one instant) he beguiled half a dozen and more.
Of a crafty
mate, that brought two young men unto a Tavern, where departing with a cup, he
left them to pay both for the wine and cup.
Of an honest
householder which was cunningly deceived by a subtle companion, that came to
hire a chamber for his master.
Of one that
came to buy a knife, and made first proof of his trade on him that sold it.
Of a young
nip that cunningly beguiled an ancient professor of that trade, and his quean
with him, at a play.
gentleman was craftily deceived of a chain of Gold and his purse in Paul's
Church in London.
cunning knave got a Trunk well stuffed with linen and certain parcels of plate out
of a citizen's house, and how the master of the house holp
the deceiver to carry away his own goods.
How a broker
was cunningly over-reached by as crafty a knave as himself and brought in
danger of the Gallows.
A merry Tale
taken not far from Fetter Lane end, of a new-found cony-catcher, that was cony-catched himself.
The Black Book's Messenger.
A Table of
the words of Art lately devised by Ned Browne and his associates, to Cross-bite
the old Phrases used in the manner of Cony-catching.
The life and
death of Ned Browne, a notable Cutpurse and Cony-catcher.
Tale how Ned Browne cross-bit a Maltman.
A Merry Tale
how Ned Browne Used a Priest.
Tale how Ned Brown Kissed a Gentlewoman and Cut Her Purse.
Brown Let Fall a Key.
A Merry Jest
how Ned Browne's Wife Was Cross-Bitten in her Own Art.
The Defence of Cony-Catching.
A Pleasant Tale
of an Usurer.
Millers, and a Pleasant Tale of a Miller and an Ale-wife's Boy of Edmonton.
Tale Of Will Sommers.
Tale How A Holy Brother Cony-catched
For A Wife.
Tale Of A Man That Was Married To Sixteen Wives, And How Courteously His Last
Wife Entreated Him.
Tailors, and a Pleasant Tale of a Tailor, how he Cony-catched
a Gentlewoman, and Was Made Himself a Cony Afterwards by His Man.
Disputation between a He Cony-catcher and a She Cony-catcher.
disputation between Laurence a foist and Fair Nan a
traffic, whether a whore or a thief is most prejudicial.
Conversion of an English courtesan