Spanking and drinking rules in the old printer's shop

eliason's picture

The amusing rules written up by Moxon are covered in the entry on "Customs, Ancient" in The American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking, starting p. 126.

Apparently if you showed up drunk, or took somebody else's composing stick, you will be "laid on your Belly athwart the correcting-stone" and held down to receive "Eleven blows on your Buttocks"

Syndicate content Syndicate content