1631 - Braithwaite, Richard - Whimzies (1)
|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.
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.
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.
- Not in: Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976).
- 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.
- [Braithwaite, Richard.] Whimzies; Or a New Cast of Characters: From the Original Edition, Published in 1631, ed. J.O. Halliwell (London, 1859), p. 13.