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Dialogue between a hermit and a young man; a poem, apparently, of the time of Q. Eliz., 18th century

MS. Rawl. B. 206, fol. 53
Held at the Weston Library

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Transcribed by Hearne from a MS. written "not long after the restauration," belonging to the Rev. Nathaniel Bridges, rector of Wadenhoe, Northamptonshire.

Begin. "Walking by a foreste side / An auncient hermitt I espide, / White was his head, old was his face, / Paile were his lookes, obscure his place."

End. "Pardon this homely tale / For he that made the same, / Hath neither lerning, welth nor witt, / And scarce can write his name."


  • Creation: 18th century


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Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 206, fol. 53


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