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1592 - Nashe, Thomas - Strange News

Allusion
Date 1592
Author Nashe, Thomas
Title Strange Newes of the Intercepting Certaine Letters
Mentions Robin Hood [giving to the poor]

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-01. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-07-01.

Allusion

Ah neighbourhood, neighbourhood, dead and buried art [vol. I, p. 294:] thou with Robinhood: a poore creature here is faine to commend himselfe, for want of friendes to speake for him.[1]

IRHB comments

In view of the mention of "a poore creature" in need of "friendes to speake for him", the signification of "neighbourhood" must be that of "Friendly relations between neighbours; neighbourly feeling or conduct."[2] The aspect of Robin Hood that is in focus is thus that of the giver to the poor.


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