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Poem, verses in Latin and English, Drunken Barnaby's Four
Journey to the North of England, by Richard Brathwaite,
1638, published by William Williamson, Bride Street, Dublin,
The edition has the Latin and English verses facing each other on recto and verso, even and odd, pages.
|book feature (English pages):-||title page & preface (pp.3-4) & errata (p.7) & introduction (p.9) & text (odd pp.11-131) & addendum (Bessy Bell, odd pp.133-137) & index (6pp) & advertisement (1pp)|
printed title page
Drunken BARNABY'S / FOUR JOURNEYS / TO THE / NORTH of ENGLAND. / In Latin and English Verse. / WITTILY and MERRILY (though above / One hundred Years ago) composed; found / among some old musty Books, that had a long / time lain in a Corner; and now at last made / public. / TO WHICH IS ADDED, / BESSY BELL, with a compleat INDEX. / Hic est quem quaeris, ille quem requiris, / Toto notus in Orbe Britannus. HOR. / Barnabus Ebrius. / / DUBLIN : / Printed for WILLIAM WILLIAMSON, Wholesale- / Stationer and Bookseller, at Mercanus's-Head, in / Bride-Street, MDCCLXII.
printed start of text
The Famous / Barnaby Harrington's / TRAVELS to the NORTH, / Four Times backward and forward. / ...
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Poem, Drunken Barbaby's Four Journeys to the North of
England, by Richard Brathwaite, 1638, published 1716-1818 at
The Four Journeys are written in Latin and English doggerel.
The description of editions is taken from the 7th edn 1818, and should not be trusted too much - the 1762 edn is not mentioned, for instance.
Published in a 1st edn; undated, small, square volume, one stanza per page, frontispiece by W Marshall.
Published in a 2nd edn; ... '[London: for S. Illidge, under Searle's Gate, Lincolns-Inn, New Square: and sold by S. Ballard in Little-Britain, J. Graves in St. James's-Street, and J. Walthoe over-against the Royal Exchange. 1716.]'
Published in a 3rd edn; ... '[London printed for S. Illidge, under Serle's Gate, Lincolns-Inn New Square. 1723.]'
Published as 'Drunken BARNABY'S FOUR JOURNEYS TO THE NORTH of ENGLAND. In Latin and English Verse. WITTILY and MERRILY (though above One hundred Years ago) composed; found among some old musty Books, that had a long time lain in a Corner; and now at last made public. TO WHICH IS ADDED, BESSY BELL, with a compleat INDEX. Hic est quem quaeris, ille quem requiris, Toto notus in Orbe Britannus. HOR. Barnabus Ebrius. / DUBLIN: Printed for WILLIAM WILLIAMSON, Wholesale-Stationer and Bookseller, at Mercanus's-Head, in Bride-Street, MDCCLXII.' ie 1762.
Published in a 4th edn; ... '[The fourth edition, illustrated with several neat copper plates. London, printed by W. Stuart, No.67 Paternoster Row. MDDCCLXXVI]' and MDDCCLXXVIII ie 1776 and 1778.
Published in a 5th edn; ... '[London: printed for J. Harding, No.36, St. James's Street. 1805.]'
Published again in a 6th edn, closer to the original text; 1805.
Published in a 7th edn, with two title pages in the copy I have seen; 'BARNABEE'S JOURNALL, UNDER THE NAMES OF MIRTILUS AND FAUSTULUS SHADOWED: For the Traveller's Solace lately published, to most apt Numbers reduced, and to the old Tune of Barnabe commonly chanted. BY CORYMBOEUS. / The oyle of malt and juyce of spritely nectar, Have made my Muse more valiant than Hector.' and 'Barnabae Itinerarium, OR BARNABEE'S JOURNAL. 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: PRINTED FOR J. HARDING, ST JAMES'S STREET, AND R. AND A. TAYLOR, SHOE-LANE. 1818.'
This edition reviews former editions; provides a bibliographu of Richard Brathwaite; provides a commentary upon the poem.