The Internet Archive has a complete scan of James Redding Ware's wonderful 1909 treatise "Passing English of the Victorian era: a dictionary of heterodox English, slang and phrase," ganked from the University of Toronto's Robarts library. The Archive has OCR'ed versions, hi-rez PDFs of color and b/w scans, and every ebook format you're likely to need.
If you'd prefer a hardcopy there's a paperback reprint for sale, too. It's really something. Here's a few gems:
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Enobs (Back slang). Bone, in
ordinary plural. A very favourite
inversion is a sort of rebus, bones
showing affording a study of ' knobs '.
But he swallowed a box of matches
one day which burnt away all the fat
and left the mere enoba you see now.
Evening wheezes (Peoples').
False news, spread in evening half-
penny papers in order to sell them.
Fairy (Lower Peoples). A debauched, hideous old woman, especially
Fake a poke (Thieves'). To pick,
or manipulate, a pocket. This phrase
is a singular revival. Johnson has
' Fake amongst seamen a pile of rope,'
and as to poke ' a pocket or small
bag'. ' I will not buy a pig in a
poke !' Camden.
He denied that when entering the
music hall he was accused by a larty of
picking her pocket, and further said that
when called out he did not say he had
never ' faked a poke ' in his life. People,
6th September 1896.
Fake pie (Straitened Soc., 1880).
A towards -the-end-of-the- week effort
at pastry, into which go all the ' orts ',
' overs ', and ' ends ' of the week.