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What was a Highgate Oath?

According to the 1811 dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: Sworn at Highgate A ridiculous custom formerly prevailed at the public-houses in Highgate, to administer a ludicrous oath to all travellers of the middling rank who stopped there. The party was sworn on a pair of horns, fastened on a stick: the substance of the oath was, [...]