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1605 - Breton, Nicholas - Poste with Mad Packet of Letters (pt 2) (1)

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Date 1605
Author Breton, Nicholas
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, 2018-07-12.

Allusion

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 [...][1]

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