Poet, musician and witty songwriter from Devonshire. The more vulgar, the more popular (one of his biggest 'hits' was The Fart), even among royalty: at some point he became Charles II's personal jester. His stutter was legendary and - like Arno - only stopped while singing or cursing. He wrote 10 out of 68 airs in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Knaves Will Be Knaves with it's first line: "I went to the alehouse as an honest woman should", comes from his songbook Pills To Purge Melancholy Vol. 3, along with an early version of The Star Of The County Down (see there).
See also: In The Fields Of Frost And Snow.