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What does it mean to Lie Rough?

To lie rough is to lie all night in one’s clothes. called also roughing it. Likewise to sleep on the bare deck of a ship, when the person is commonly advised to ch00se the softest plank.

In 1811 slang, what is Rough Music?

Rough music is: Saucepans, frying-paps, poker and tongs, marrow-bones and cleavers, bulls horns, and such,  beaten upon and sounded in ludicrous processions.