Spanking and drinking rules in the old printer's shop

The amusing rules written up by Moxon are covered in the entry on "Customs, Ancient" in [[|The American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking]], starting p. 126.

Apparently if you showed up drunk, or took somebody else's composing stick, you will be "laid on your Belly athwart the correcting-stone" and held down to receive "Eleven blows on your Buttocks"