Drunken Barnaby's Four Journeys to the North of England
Drunken Barnaby's Four Journeys to the North of England.
London, printed for J. Harding, 1805
Original printed boards, rebacked on modern cloth. Rubbing to boards. Engraved title page. Text in Latin and English. Illust. with vignettes and tail-pieces. "Richard Brathwait's most famous work is Barnabae Itinerarium or Barnabees Journall , by "Corymbaeus," written in English and Latin rhyme. The title-page says it is written for the "travellers' solace" and is to be chanted to the old tune of "Barnabe." The story of "drunken Barnabee's" four journeys to the north of England contains much amusing topographical information, and its gaiety is unflagging. Barnabee rarely visits a town or village without some notice of an excellent inn or a charming hostess, but he hardly deserves the epithet "drunken." At Banbury he saw the Puritan who has become proverbial, "Hanging of his cat on Monday For killing of a Mouse on Sunday." - Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911, Vol. 4, p. 436.