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Excerpt from The Unfortunate Traveller: Or the Life of Jacke Wilton
Thomas Nashe, son of Suffolk minister, was born at Lowestoft in 1567, and matriculated at St. John's College, Cambridge, on October 13, 1582, being first a sizar and later a scholar of that house. He claimed that it was well known he might have been a fellow of St. John's at will, but however this may be, the larger life beckoned him, and he left Cambridge for London. There he made some figure in literary circles, wrote prefaces to Greene's Menaphon and Sidney's Astrophel and Stella, completed Marlowe's Dido and produced a couple of plays of his own, took a hand on the bishops' side in the Martin Marprelate controversy, engaged in a notable pamphlet war with Gabriel Harvey, and wrote a few satirical prose pieces, some lyrics, a realistic novel, and his Lenten Stuffe in praise of Yarmouth and the Red Herring. This last was printed in 1599, and in 1601 there appeared in Charles Fitzgeffrey's Affanice a Latin epigram on Nashe's death. Where he died, or when, or how, we do not know.
His own age thought of Nashe chiefly as a satirist; his quarrel with Harvey made him famous, and the general character of his work was not pacific.
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The Unfortunate Traveller - Thomas Nashe

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Title
The Unfortunate Traveller - Or the Life of Jacke Wilton (Classic Reprint)
Author
Thomas Nashe
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Paperback / softback
Publisher
Forgotten Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20170419

Excerpt from The Unfortunate Traveller: Or the Life of Jacke Wilton
Thomas Nashe, son of Suffolk minister, was born at Lowestoft in 1567, and matriculated at St. John's College, Cambridge, on October 13, 1582, being first a sizar and later a scholar of that house. He claimed that it was well known he might have been a fellow of St. John's at will, but however this may be, the larger life beckoned him, and he left Cambridge for London. There he made some figure in literary circles, wrote prefaces to Greene's Menaphon and Sidney's Astrophel and Stella, completed Marlowe's Dido and produced a couple of plays of his own, took a hand on the bishops' side in the Martin Marprelate controversy, engaged in a notable pamphlet war with Gabriel Harvey, and wrote a few satirical prose pieces, some lyrics, a realistic novel, and his Lenten Stuffe in praise of Yarmouth and the Red Herring. This last was printed in 1599, and in 1601 there appeared in Charles Fitzgeffrey's Affanice a Latin epigram on Nashe's death. Where he died, or when, or how, we do not know.
His own age thought of Nashe chiefly as a satirist; his quarrel with Harvey made him famous, and the general character of his work was not pacific.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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