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1631 - Braithwaite, Richard - Whimzies (1)

Allusion
Date 1631
Author Braithwaite, Richard
Title Whimzies
Mentions Many speak of Robin Hood that never shot in his bow [proverb]; Euclid; Ptolemy; Tycho Brahe

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-09-26.

Allusion

1. An Almanack-maker
IS an annuall author, no lesse constant in his method than matter; enlarging his yeerely edition with a figure or cipher. He cites as familiarly, as if they were his familiars, Euclid, Ptolemie, Ticho-Brache, &c. But beleeve it, many have spoke of Robin Hood, that never shot in his bow.[1]

IRHB comments

Whimzies is a series of satirical portraits of representatives of various trades of the kind at which Braithwaite was so adept. One of the most popular of all adages relating to the outlaw, the proverb cited in the allusion was in existence by 1385.

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