Flemish art, which flourished between the early 15th and mid 17th Centuries, is the work of painters from the ancient County of Flanders, which comprised parts of Belgium, the Netherlands and northwest France.
Some of the best known Flemish artists are Jan van Eyck; members of the Brueghel family (Jan and Pieter); Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck.
The boy in the boat is slang for clitoris.
Tripe is the name given to the rubbery material which lines the stomachs of cows and sheep.
It is no longer popular in Britain but is still widely consumed in other parts of the world, notably in France.
Trotters are animals' feet (usually pigs) prepared as food.
Diss Street, Sclater Street, Fashion Street, Plumbers Row and Coke Street are all actual streets in the Poplar district of London.
There are also streets called Hare Row, Pinchin Street and Pearl Street in the same district.
Location of Coke Street and Plumbers Row:
A Frigate was also a fast square-rigged warship, in use between the 17th and 19th Centuries. Today, it is the name given to a warship smaller than a destroyer which is generally used for escort duty.
Probably rum topped up with hot water and sweetened with sugar.
Drinks combining alcohol and hot water with sugar, spices and citrus juice are traditionally known as toddies; they are often drunk to combat coughs and colds, or to cheer someone up on a rainy day.
Hot Rum Toddy recipe
Hot Buttered Rum recipe
It is defined in the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1811) as tonguing women, and in the Dictionary of Victorian Sexual Slang as tonguing a woman's mouth, or if you were very naughty, her muff.
In Ancient Greece and Rome, a sea-shell is said to have symbolised a woman's vulva.
He is reputed to have had a homosexual relationship with his private secretary, Viscount Drumlanrig, the son of the Marquess of Queensbury and elder brother of Oscar Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas.
Lascars were sailors or militiamen from India or the East Indies (now usually described as Southeast Asia) who served on European ships between the 16th and 20th Centuries.