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    Richard Brathwait[e]. Barnabae Itinerarium, Or Barnabee's Jounal. The Seventh Edition: To Which Are Prefixed An Account Of The Author, Now First Discovered; A Bibliographical History Of The Former Editions Of The Work; And Illustrative Notes. London: Richard and Arthur Taylor for J. Harding, 1818. Krown & Spellman retail: $200. Seventh edition. First Haslewood edition. 12mo. A-I12,K6. 143,[1],204pp 19th century 1/2 green morocco over marbled boards, spine banded decorated in blind with gold rules, title gilt, edges marbled, marbled endpapers, bookplates of Stephen Williamson, piece torn from blank margin of A8, minor offsetting from plates, LARGE PAPER COPY; notes on endpapers by Wm Macmath dated 28th March, 1907. Engraved frontis, inserted portrait, 7 full-page engravings (new to this edition.) From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Brathwaite, 1588?-1673, poet. The most famous of Brathwaite's works appeared in 1638 with the title of 'Barnabae Itinerarium, or Barnabee's Journal,' under the pseudonym 'Corymbaeus.' This is a sprightly record of English travel, in Latin and English doggerel verse; it was neglected in its own age, but being reprinted under the title of 'Drunken Barnaby's Four Journeys,' achieved a considerable success during the eighteenth century, and is still in some vogue. The eleventh edition appeared in 1876. The authorship was not ascertained until the publication of the seventh edition by Joseph Haslewood in 1818. Southey pronounced the original the best piece of rhymed Latin in modern literature. The English part is best remembered by the often-quoted lines:

    To Bambury came I, O profane one!/

    Where I saw a puritane one/

    Hanging of his cat on Monday/

    For killing of a mouse on Sunday." DNB   Cox III,6. Wither to Prior 85. Lowndes 260.

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