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1615 - Braithwaite, Richard - Strappado for Diuell (1)

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Allusion
Date 1615
Author Braithwaite, Richard
Title Strappado for the Diuell
Mentions Robin Hood; May Marian [Maid Marian]

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.

Allusion

A Satyre.

THere is a Patron, to expresse his name,
I thinke it needlesse, for you may coniecture,
Who tis by dumbe showes: yet Ile reade a Lecture,
Vpon's Anatomy: "He thinks no shame
To be at home, yet to deny the same,
By one of 's Pander porters: he is proud [p. 63:]
Of a new Title giuen him, yet it's stale,
Knight-hood I wish: for's speech he speaks a tale,
With a Beere-brewers Grace, as for his bloud,
He saies he can deriu't from Robin hood,
And his May-Marian, and I thinke he may,
For's Mother plaid May-Marian tother day.

If a rich country-Boore come to present him,
With Pigge or Goose, he shall no sooner come,
But the gate's open, and the Knight's at home
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