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1638 - Braithwaite, Richard - Barnabee's Journal (5)

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Date 1638
Author Braithwaite, Richard
Title Barnabees Journal
Mentions Stone; Chapple; Stella; Haywood; Brewerton; Ridgley; Lichfield; Coventry, 'Colesyl'; Edgeley; Wakefield; George a Greene [Pinder of Wakefield]

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-09-26.

Allusion

[Latin text:]
Vale Stone, & Sacellum
Quod splendentem habet Stellam,
Vale Haywood, Bruarton, Ridglay,
Lichfield, Coventre, Colesyl, Edglay,
Meredin, Wakefield, & amæni
Campi, chori Georgii Greeni.

[English text:]
Farewell pretious Stone, and Chappell
Where Stella shines more fresh than th' apple,
Farewell Haywood, Bruarton, Ridglay,
Lichfield, Coventre, Colesyl, Edglay,
Meredin, Wakefield, farewell cleene-a
Meedes and Mates of George a Greene-a.[1]

IRHB Comment

Presumably "Meedes" = "meads" (the drink), so the reference here is to a pub named after the pinder in Wakefield in the 1630's.

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