Early Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Reports compiled by Rictor Norton

An Eighteenth-Century Rapper

Saturday 29 November 1718   On Thursday Night last Died the well known Tuner, (commonly called Blaspheming Ballard) of Newgate: He was a Man that had arriv’d to a greater Perfection in Rapping, than any of the Age. (Original Weekly Journal)

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CITATION: Rictor Norton, Early Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Reports: A Sourcebook, "An Eighteenth-Century Rapper", 27 February 2007 <http://grubstreet.rictornorton.co.uk/rapper.htm>

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