The wise men of Gotham.

The abstract of this treatise is no doubt Dr. Wotton's Reflections on Ancient and Modern Learning. The popular fable that made Gotham, in Nottinghamshire, the home of all sorts of inconsequent folly, is at least as old as the days of King John, and Anthony à Wood wrote of Andrew Boorde (the original of 'Merry Andrew') as the author of the tales of the `Madmen of Gotham.'

Note by Henry Craik to The Introduction from Tale Of A Tub
« LAST » Note « NEXT »