Jeremy Diddler


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a character in a play by James Kenney, entitled "Raising the wind." The name is applied to any needy, tricky, constant borrower; a confidence man.

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References in classic literature ?
Rover too;--you might get up Rover while you were about it, and Cassio, and Jeremy Diddler.
This in turn would have made Poe aware of the differences between the original Jeremy Diddler and the contemporary association of "diddling" with crime, financial panic, and the breakdown of moral order.