I hid in between two logs as near to the company as I be to that old windlass there. I didn't need anybody to show me Big Hand. He stood up, very still, his legs a little apart, listening to Genet, that French Ambassador, which never had more manners than a Bosham tinker. Genet was as good as ordering him to declare war on England at once. I had heard that clack before on the Embuscade. He said he'd stir up the whole United States to have war with England, whether Big Hand liked it or not.
This is from "Rewards and Fairies" "Brother Square-Toe" by Kipling. http://pinkmonkey.com/dl/library1/digi300.pdf
Bosham tinker http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/rg_squaretoes1.htm
What is the meaning of "which never had more manners than a Bosham tinker. "?
Does it mean "Big Hand had not good mannaers" ?
I am glad if some one kindly teach me.