“…some historians have linked the vagrancy problem with demographic changes, above all population growth and migration. It is true that migration was one step down the road to vagrancy, but whether by the time of their arrest most vagabonds were migrants is doubtful…"
– A.L. Beier, Masterless Men: The Vagrancy Problem in England 1560-1640
One step down the road! *snork*
It's stuff like this that gets a writer through edit after edit, though many if not most of these in-jokes must be cut by the final version.