We should imagine from these verses that Mr Wren must be well acquainted with robbin.
Rogues and thieves they are, the lot of them, robbin' the poor like us!
Feller, all excited up, stopped and says somethin to him, and off he goes like somebody was robbin his hen-house.
But what is one half the world doin' but robbin' the other half?
Tell you what, Sir Thomas—I won't take a farden of your money, 'cos it would be a'robbin' of you.
"You must have had me robbin' a coach or skinning a cat," said Skippy encouragingly.
I saw why people were robbin' us, grindin' the life out of us—for fine ladies like that, to keep them so shinin' and soft!
Do you think she'd thank me for it, seein' how I got it—by robbin' and swindlin'?
Had you any Discourse with robbin in private or between you and him alone that Day?
Dey had guards out around de houses an' dey marched back an' forth day an' night to keep everybody from robbin' de houses.