Rauf Coilyear

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Front cover illus. from William Beattie's 1966 facsimile / HTN collection.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-07-22. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2015-09-05.

Primary sources: literary

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Scholarly and literary editions

Studies and criticism


1590 - Nashe, Thomas - Almond for Parrot

[...] for if a man should imagine of fruite by the rottennesse, of garmentes by the moath frets, of wine by the sowrnesse, I warrant him for euer being good costerd-monger, broker, or vintner whiles he liues. Therefore we must not measure of Martin as he is allied to *'Elderton or tongd like Will Tony, as he was attired like an Ape on ye stage, or sits writing of Pāphlets in some spare outhouse, but as hee is Mar-Prelat of Englād, as he surpasseth King & colier, in crying, So ho ho, brother Bridges.[1]


1316 - Ralph the Collier in Manor of Wakefield

[...] Ralph the Colier [...] 2d. [...] for the same [i.e. not coming to court.][2]