The original of this character sketch was probably Thomas Hill, the drysalter, whom Lamb knew well.
I have never forgotten that my grandfather, on the mother's side, was a drysalter.
He was a most respectable man—a drysalter from nine to four, and a Presbyterian in his leisure moments.
I may say that I had not during my absence from the town encountered my friend, the drysalter.
Some maintained he was a drysalter in the City; others surmised that he might be a pawnbroker at the West End.
Colonel Goffe had been apprentice to a drysalter; Major-general Whalley had been apprentice to a draper.