The merit of Captain Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue has been long and universally acknowledged.
But its circulation was confined almost exclusively to the lower orders of society: he was not aware, at the
time of its compilation, that our young men of fashion would at no very distant period be as distinguished for
the vulgarity of their jargon as the inhabitants of Newgate; and he therefore conceived it superfluous to
incorporate with his work the few examples of fashionable slang that might occur to his observation.