Portraits and Lives of Remarkable & Eccentric Characters.
Martin Van Buchell, “surgeon, dentist, and professor in the art of cutting fistulas, &c, &c.”
Francis Battalia, The Stone-Eater, who “devoured about half a peck of pebbles every day, and when he jumped or chinked his belly you could hear the stones rattle within him.”
Foster Powell, “considered the father of the school of English Pedestrians” who, in 1764, walked fifty miles on the Bath-road in seven hours, going the first ten miles in one hour.
and Mary Frith, known as Moll Cut Purse, a pilferer, a “woman of great spirit; a virago"