I must send you to Birchin Lane, i.e. whip you. The play is on
birch (a rod).
A suit in Birchin Lane.
Birchin Lane was once famous for all sorts of apparel; references
to second-hand clothes in Birchin Lane are common enough in
“Passing through Birchin Lane amidst a camp-royal of hose and
doublets, I took ... occasion to slip into a captain's suit- a valiant
buff doublet stuffed with points and a pair of velvet slops scored
thick with lace.” —Middleton: Black Book (1604).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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