1622 - Taylor, John - Sir Gregory Nonsense
|Title||Sir Gregory Nonsence|
|Mentions||Jest [Gest?]; Dodonæus' Herbal; Pinder of Wakefield; Aurora; Nimrod|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-12-18.
With that the smug-fac'd Pluto shook his vestment,
Deep ruminating what the weighty Jest meant,
Calling to mind old Dodonæus Herbal,
With Taciturnity and Actions verbal,
Quoth he, I care not for Friend or Kinsman,
Nor do I value honesty two pins man:
But 'tis a Maxim Mortals cannot hinder,
The doughty deeds of Wakefields huff-cap Pindar,
Are not so pleasant as the fair Aurora,
When Nimrod rudely played on his Bandora.
Reprints original prints with original t.-ps. and separate pagination.
- 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.
- Taylor, John. Sir Gregory Nonsence: His Newes from no place ([London], ). Not seen.
- Taylor, John; Hindley, Charles, ed. Works of John Taylor, the Water Poet (London and Westminster, 1872), p. 10 of Sir Gregory Nonsence.
- Taylor, John; Hindley, Charles, ed. Works of John Taylor, the Water Poet (London and Westminster, 1872), p. 10 of Sir Gregory Nonsence