Sources of Information about Caxton:
Mike Petty’s Scrapbook:
Notes on Cambridgeshire Villages: No 2 Caxton by W.M.Palmer (Camb Chron. 1926)
Veni Caxston paupere tecto,
Sed pauperiore lecto,
Quidem habent me suspectum
Esse maculis infectum.
Pestis unde exui vestem
Vocans hospitem in testem.
Written by Richard Braithwaite ‘Drunken Barnaby’ in a description of his journey to the North of England in 1638.
I came to a poor house in Caxton
But an even worse bed.
Some there though I was
Infected with spots of the plague.
So I threw off my clothes
Calling the innkeeper as witness.
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