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varlet

Archaic
1. a menial servant
2. a knight's page
3. a rascal
References in classic literature ?
I beseeched the varlets not to twist all my joints asunder; I iterated, reiterated, even swore to them that I did not wish to beat any body to the top; did all I could to convince them that if I got there the last of all I would feel blessed above men and grateful to them forever; I begged them, prayed them, pleaded with them to let me stop and rest a moment--only one little moment: and they only answered with some more frightful springs, and an unenlisted volunteer behind opened a bombardment of determined boosts with his head which threatened to batter my whole political economy to wreck and ruin.
Now as I live," cried the Sheriff, "yon varlet I know right well is a sturdy rebel
You heard how one 'scaped out of the Blackfriars, But a while since, from two or three varlets Came into the house with all their rapiers drawn, As if they'd dance the sword-dance on the stage, With candles in their hands, like chandlers' ghosts, Whilst the poor gentleman so pursued and bandied Was by an honest pair of oars safely landed.
The Swartkops River was lined with Prawn Pumpers, Varlets many and various, Illicit Bait Diggers, past the sell-by date tjokkavangers, and other members of the then recently-emergent socio-politico-scroto-econometric class known as the Dentally Disadvantaged.
Allegedly, these varlets have their own people who collect young people and take them to Kosovo and then to Turkey and then transfer them to battlefields in Syria.
The main "dessert" was that the key problem of the country is in a small group of unfortunate varlets who are filled with hatred, and poison the public.