The cheat-thief, swindler, beggar, and unemployed; the starving, wretched, and criminal workingman--these are figures who do not exist for political economy but only for other eyes, those of the doctor, the judge, the grave digger, and bumbailiff
, etc.; such figures are specters outside its domain (Marx, 1844: 120-121).
The man laboured long and hard to chronicle such expressions as "bumbailiff
" ("a bailiff of the meanest kind, one that is employed in arrests") only to see them disregarded in favour of "bepop (No 9 in today's list) and "tit" (No 2) Johnson, a man clearly with too much time on his hands, represents something of an historical conundrum.