A copy of the Foresters' Songster, published by the Ancient Order of Foresters in London, circa 1859. It contains a six-verse comic song, “The Artful Dodger Who Knows a Thing or Two.” The first verse reads:
“I am an artful dodger, I know my way about
And tho’ the p’lice search after me, they
ne’er can find me out:
First I’m the ‘swell’ then ‘gentleman’, and
then the beggar, too.
So they can ne’er the Dodger find who knows
a thing or two.”