Questions tagged [the-unfortunate-traveller]

Questions about the picaresque novel 'The Unfortunate Traveller: or, the Life of Jack Wilton' (1594) by Thomas Nashe. Use this tag with [thomas-nashe].

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What does collachrimation mean?

The end Thomas Nashe's novel The Unfortunate Traveller takes a very antisemitic turn when both the novel's main character (Jack Wilton) and his concubine fall into the hands of a Jew named Zadoch. ...
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Who were the snake-eating Candians that Nashe is referring to?

Near the end of Thomas Nashe's novel The Unfortunate Traveller a compatriot tells the main character that travelling abroad is a bad idea for Englishmen (italics from the original): Alas, our ...
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Where did Thomas Nashe get the Latin quote he attributes to Epicharmus?

In the novel The Unfortunate Traveller, Thomas Nashe attributes a Latin quote to a certain Epicharmus (italics from the original): The onely precept that a traveller hath most use of, and shall ...
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What does Mother Cornelius tub refer to?

In chapter II of The Unfortunate Traveller, Thomas Nashe describes an outbreak of the sweating sickness. The cause of this disease is apparently still unknown. Below is a relevant paragraph from that ...