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Sewell Indictment dated 25th September 1658

From Richard Smith

This article was originally published in the July 2000 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society.

Elizabeth Sewell of Little Yeldham, spinster, uttered acandalous & provoking words in the presentage of divers people about Robert Sadler of Little Yeldham, saying that "you are a stinking knave & a burstengutted knave & you would revise me". Found guilty & fined 3s. 4d."

Richard checked an Old English dictionary to find that "burstengutted" means; " fitted to burdting with excement".

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