A deal he cares: he be just as sprack as ever.
"John Halifax, Gentleman" by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
STUBBE, STUBBING, GROVE (GRUBB), TWIGG, SPRIGG (TWINE, TWINING, TWISS, SPRAGUE, SPRACK, SPARK, SPRACKLIN, SPRECKLY).
"Surnames as a Science" by Robert Ferguson
That's slowish work, Bob. What'st a-been about?
Thy pookèn don't goo on not over sprack.
Why I've a-pook'd my weäle, lo'k zee, clear out,
An' here I be ageän a-turnèn back.
"Eclogue:--The Best Man In The Vield" by William Barnes