1631 - Braithwaite, Richard - Whimzies (2)
|Mentions||sign of Robin Hood; forester; wakes; May games|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
6. A Forrester
IS a wood-man; but by all likelihood hee shall lose that title, if hee live to another age; for there will be little or no wood left in all his forrest. Hee proves by his windfals, it is an ill winde that blowes no man profit. [...] One would take him for the living signe of Robin Hood with a forrest bill in his hand. [...p. 35:] Hee attires himselfe to the colour of the forrest to deceive his game [...p. 36:] At wakes and maygames hee keepes a brave quarter; for our wenches of the greene hold him a marvellous proper man. [...]
Whimzies is a series of satirical portraits of representatives of various trades of the kind at which Braithwaite was so adept.
- 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]; Halliwell, James Orchard, ed. Whimzies; or a New Cast of Characters: From the Original Edition, Published in 1631 (London, 1859), pp. 34-36.
- Allusions to festivals
- 1631 - Braithwaite, Richard - Whimzies (1)
- 1631 - Braithwaite, Richard - Whimzies (3).