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THOMÆ CORIATO DE ODCOMBE.
The following panegyric on the hero of Odcombe, Thomas Coryate, a pedantic coxcomb, with just brains enough to be ridiculous, to whom the world is much more indebted for becoming 66 the whetstone of the wits” than for any doings
of his own, and the particulars of whose life and
peregrinations may be found in every collection of biography, is printed in the Odcombian Ban.
quet, 1611, 4to. sign. I. 3.
The Latin lines have been omitted in the for.
mer impressions of Bishop Corbet's poems.
SPECTATISSIMO, PUNCTISQUE OMNIBUS DIGNISSIMO,
THOMÆ CORIATO DE ODCOMBE,
PEDESTRIS ORDINIS, EQUESTRISQUE FAMÆ.
Quod mare transieris, quod rura urbesque pedester,
Jamque colat reduces patria læta pedes :
Quodque idem numero tibi calceus hæret, et illo
Cum corio redeas, quo Coriatus abis : Fatum omenque tui miramur nominis, ex quo
Calcibus et soleis fluxit aluta tuis,
Nam quicunque eadem vestigia tentat, opinor
Excoriatus erit, ni Coriatus eat.
IN LIBRUM SUUM.
De te pollicitus librum es, sed in te
TO THOMAS CORYATE.
I do not wonder, Coryate, that thou hast
Though these are Roman sufferings, and do shew
What creatures back thou hadst could carry so,
All I admire is thy returne, and how
A burthen far more grievous then the weight
Of wine or sleep; more vexing than the freight
Of fruit and oysters, which lade many a pate, And send folks crying home from Billingsgate.
No more shall man with mortar on his head
Set forwards towards Rome : No! thou art bred
A terror to all footmen, and all porters,
3" Coryate's Crudities hastily gobbled up in five months travels in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia, Helvetia, some parts of High Germany, and the Netherlands.” 4to. 1611. Re-printed in 3 vols. 8vo. 1776.
A CERTAIN POEM,
As it was presented in Latine by Divines and others
before His Majesty in Cambridge, by way of Enterlude, styled Liber novus de Adventu Regis ad Cantabrigiam. Faithfully done into English, with some liberal Additions. Made rather to be sunge than read, to the Tune of Bonny Nell.
(The Notes are from a MS. copy in the Editor's possession.)
It is not yet a fortnight since
4 Quia valde lutosa est Cantabrigia..