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

Allusion
Date 1605
Author Breton, Nicholas
Title A Poste with a Mad Packet of Letters (part 2)
Mentions Maid Marian; hobby horse

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-02. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-09-26.

Allusion

8. An answer to the newes.
[...]
I will hope shortly of your amendment: in the meane time let me aduise you to take patience in your vnderstanding, to direct you in a better course: for when you waked out of your dreame, you saw no body, but the man that you thought was runne to our towne, and he was putting you on a Coat with foure Elboes: for Maid Marrian, shée, I thinke, is troubled with you in her Creame-pot: but for the Hobbie-horse, alas, he hath forgot your turne [...][1]

IRHB comments

The primary sense of 'cream-pot' is, of course, 'a vessel for holding milk while the cream is forming; a vessel for keeping cream'.[2] Thus Maid Marian is here identified as a dairy maid.

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