1605 - Breton, Nicholas - Poste with Mad Packet of Letters (pt 2) (1)
|Title||A Poste with a Mad Packet of Letters (part 2)|
|Mentions||At the sign of the hobby horse; Maid Marian; the Fool; the Piper; Pewter Candlestick; morris dance; May game|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-02. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.
7. A reply to the last Letter, with some newes.
In the Parish of St. Asse, at the signe of the Hobbi-Horse, Maid-Marrian and the Foole fell together by the ears with the Piper: so that had not the good-man of the Pewter Candlesticke set in for the Morisdance, the May-game had been quite spoiled: but when the game had gone round, and their brains were well warmed, their legges grew so nimble, that their heeles went higher than their heads: but in all this cold sweate, while lustie-guts and his best beloued were casting Sheepes eyes at a Cods head, Hue and Cry came suddenly thorow the street The Foxes haue killed a tame Goose: at the sudden noise whereof the multitude were so scared, that all the Moris dances were diuided, and the Foole ran home to your towne [...]
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 315-19.
- Outside scope of Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.
- Breton, Nicholas; Grosart, Alexander Balloch, ed. The Works in Verse and Prose of Nicholas Breton (St George's, Blackburn, Lancashire, 1879), vol. II, p. 33.
- Allusions to festivals
- 1600 - Breton, Nicholas - Pasquil's Mistress (1)
- 1600 - Breton, Nicholas - Pasquil's Mistress (2)
- 1600 - Breton, Nicholas - Pasquil's Pass
- 1605 - Breton, Nicholas - Poste with Mad Packet of Letters (pt 2) (2)
- 1605 - Breton, Nicholas - Poste with Mad Packet of Letters (pt 2) (3)
- 1605 - Breton, Nicholas - Poste with Mad Packet of Letters (pt 2) (4).