1605 - Breton, Nicholas - Poste with Mad Packet of Letters (pt 2) (3)
|Title||A Poste with a Mad Packet of Letters (part 2)|
|Mentions||Maid Marion [Maid Marian]; morris dance; fool|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-02. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.
28. A Letter to a proud Mistresse.
HOw beauty will make a Foole proud, I would your plaister worke did not witnesse: but had you wit to helpe wickednesse, you would put a Parrat out of countenance: your countenance is made after your conceit, as full of merrie tricks as a Monkey: and for your foot-pace, I thinke you haue sore héeles, you walke so nicely, as vpon egge-shels: your haire is none of your owne, and for your stéeple tire, it is like the gaud of a Maid-Marion, so that had you a foole by the hand, you might walke where you would in a Moris-dance: Oh fine come to it, how it fiddles like a Hackny that would tire at halfe a mile.
- 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. 41.
- 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) (1)
- 1605 - Breton, Nicholas - Poste with Mad Packet of Letters (pt 2) (2)
- 1605 - Breton, Nicholas - Poste with Mad Packet of Letters (pt 2) (4).