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THE

P E N N Y L E S
PILGRIMAGE,

OR
The Money-leffe perambulation,

of IOHN TAYLOR, Alias
the Kings Majesties

Water-Poet.

HOW HE TRAVAILED ON FOOT
from London to Edenborough in Scotland, not carrying
any Money to or fro, neither Begging, Borrow-
ing, or Asking Meate, drinke or

Lodging

With his Description of his Entertainment
in all places of his lourney, and a true Report
of the vnmatchable Hunting in the Brea
of Marre and Badenoch in

Scotland.

With other Obferuations, fome serious and
worthy of Memory, and fome merry

and not hurtfull to be Remembred.

Lastly that (which is Rare in a Trauailer)

all is true.

LONDON
Printed by Edw: Allde, at the charges of the

Author. 1618

14t5 5.4396

TO THE TRULY

NOBLE AND RIGHT HONORABLE LORD GEORGE MARquis of Buckingham, Viscount Villiers, Baron of Whaddon, Justice in Eyre of all his Majesty's Forests, Parks, and Chases beyond Trent, Master of the Horse to his Majesty, and one of the Gentlemen of his Highness Royal Bed-Chamber, Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and one of his Majesty's most Honorable

Privy Council of both the
Kingdoms of England

and Scotland.
FIGHT Honorable, and worthy honoured

Lord, as in my Travels, I was enter

tained, welcomed, and relieved by many Honourable Lords, Worshipful Knights, Esquires, Gentlemen, and others both in England and Scotland. So now your Lordship's inclination hath incited, or invited my poor muse to shelter herself under the shadow of your honorable patronage, not that there is any worth at all in my sterile invention, but in all humility I acknowledge that it is only your Lordship's acceptance, that is able to make this nothing, something, and withal engage me ever.

Your Honors
In all observance,

JOHN TAYLOR,

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

DEPOSITED BY THE LIBRARY OF
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS A

Nov 18,194

TO ALL MY LOVING ADVENTURERS, BY WHAT NAME OR TITLE SOEVER,

MY GENERAL SALUTATION.

EADER, these Travels of mine into Scot

land, were not undertaken, neither in

imitation, or emulation of any man, but only devised by myself, on purpose to make trial of my friends both in this Kingdom of England, and that of Scotland, and because I would be an eye-witness of divers things which I had heard of that Country; and whereas many shallow-brained Critics, do lay an aspersion on me, that I was set on by others, or that I did undergo this project, either in malice, or mockage of Master Benjamin Jonson, I vow by the faith of a Christian, that their imaginations are all wide, for he is a gentleman, to whom I am so much obliged for many undeserved courtesies that I have received from him, and from others by his favour, that I durst never to be so impudent or ungrateful, as either to suffer any man's persuasions, or mine own instigation, to incite me, to make so bad a requital, for so

much goodness formerly received; so much for that, and now Reader, if you expect

That I should write of cities' situations,
Or that of countries I should make relations :
Of brooks, crooks, nooks; of rivers, bournes and

rills,
Of mountains, fountains, castles, towers and hills,
Of shires, and piers, and memorable things,
Of lives and deaths of great commanding kings,
I touch not those, they not belong to me;
But if such things as these you long to see,
Lay down my book, and but vouchsafe to read
The learned Camden, or laborious Speed.

And so God speed you and me, whilst I rest

Yours in all thankfulness :

JOHN TAYLOR.

TAYLOR'S
PENNILESS PILGRIMAGE.

IST Lordlings, list (if you have lust to

list)
I write not here a tale of had I wist :
But you shall hear of travels, and relations,
Descriptions of strange (yet English)

fashions.
And he that not believes what here is writ,
Let him (as I have done) make proof of it.
The

grace, accounted (as I ween)
One thousand twice three hundred and eighteen,
And to relate all things in order duly,
'Twas Tuesday last, the fourteenth day of July,
Saint Revels day, the almanack will tell ye
The sign in Virgo was, or near the belly :
The moon full three days old, the wind full south;
At these times I began this trick of youth.
I speak not of the tide, for understand,
My legs I made my oars, and rowed by land,

year of

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