Thomas Nashe: Have With You to Saffron Walden; Or, Gabriel Harvey's Hunt is Up

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Thomas Nashe swears revenge on Gabriel Harvey in the second edition of Christs Teares (1594): “Impious Gabriell Harvey, the vowed enemie to all vowes and protestations [. . .] Was never whore of Babylon so betrapt with abhominations as his stile [. . .] is pestred with stinking filth [. . .] Thrice more convenient time I wil picke out to stretch him forth limbe by limbe on the racke” (2: 179-81). What had incensed Nashe was Harvey’s attack on him in A New Letter of Notable Contents (1593), after Nashe had proffered his enemy a public apology in the first edition of Christs Teares. His vengeance took two years to materialize, but, when it did, it was a bruising piece of personal satire.

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Roberts, Peter Brynmor. "Have With You to Saffron Walden; Or, Gabriel Harvey's Hunt is Up". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 August 2014
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