Even Warton fondly lingered in an apology for the grossness of the “gammer.”
The present edition of "gammer Gurton's Needle" is printed from that of 1575.
While gammer chases the cat the family needle is lost, a veritable calamity in those days.
Come to the justice of the peace, gammer Gurton, and I forgive you!
The stew which Mrs. gammer placed before him consisted of a mixture of barley, onions and some white meat.
"gammer Gurton's Garland" was again printed, with additions, 1809, in 8vo.
I bade her set aside her fears; and anon we come up with gammer, who was puling at ye purple blossoms of ye deadly night-shade.
Finally it is found sticking in the breech of gammer Gurton's man Hodge.
Not so, gammer, we might it find, if we knew where it lay.Cock.
That chall, gammer, swyth and tite, and soon be here again!gammer.