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Caxton Data

Mike Petty's Caxton Scrapbook

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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