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Ashton B., 20th-century Irish pathologist in the U.S. See: Verner-Morrison syndrome.
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For Moryson, or for the late seventeenth-century effort to revise the Britannia, this book deserves to become the first port of call for researchers for many years to come.
Moryson, An Itinerary written by Fynes Moryson Gent: First in the Latine tongue, and then translated by him into English: containing his ten yeeres travell throvgh the twelve dominions of Germany, Bohmerland, Sweitzerland, Netherland, Denmarke, Poland, Italy, Turkey, France, England, Scotland, and Ireland: Divided into III parts .
11) The Elizabethan "Fynes Moryson believe[d] the Venetians to be cowardly vis-a-vis the Turks: 'And indeed the Gentlemen of Venice are trayned upp in pleasure and wantonnes, which must needs abase and effeminate their myndes.
Fynes Moryson, a few decades later, suggested that travel is a 'masculinizing' force for businesswomen: "Women for suspition of chastitie are most unfit for this course, howsoever the masculine women of the Low Countries use to make voyages for traffike" (An Itinerary.
It might also be mentioned here that Moryson omits, among other features of De Sacramentis, the reference to the 'infirma testimonia patrum' which will be discussed below.
In comparing German dances (although in fact there was only one) to English dances, Moryson writes:
Horatio is a complete stranger to Ireland (in fact, his father is the first member of the family to have visited the Irish estates since the time of Cromwell) and his prejudice against the Irish is deeply ingrained: Ireland is 'a country against which I have a decided prejudice--which I suppose semi-barbarous, semi-civilized', and significantly, his preconceptions have been strengthened by reading travel literature: 'I remember, when I was a boy, meeting somewhere with the quaintly written travels of Moryson through Ireland [.
Inspired by the diary of Fynes Moryson, he published Zycie codzienne w podrozy po Europie XVI- XVII wieku (1978: Everyday Life During the Travels through Europe in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century) and Peregrynacje, wojaze turystyka (1984: Pilgrimages, travels and tourism), a widely translated work that introduced the everyday life of travelers and their perception of "otherness" to a large public.
49) Fynes Moryson sums up the prevailing view when he says that "the Italyans aboue all other nations, most practise revenge by treasons, and espetially are skillfull in making and giuing poisons.
Manfred Pfister's substantial anthology captures the experiences of five centuries of British travellers, from Richard Torkyington and Fynes Moryson in the sixteenth century to Eric Newby, Fiona Pitt-Kethley, and Lisa St Aubin de Teran in more recent years.
For his part, the English traveler Fynes Moryson (1566-1630) reported that when in Germany he himself had seen "poore soules pawne their cloths for drinke," in this case beer, "and goe home halfe naked, yet sufficiently armed with drinke against the greatest cold.
5) Over the course of the sixteenth century the shrine took on mixed significance as visitors who came to the site after the breakdown of the Catholic Church included Protestant travellers, like Lithgow and Fynes Moryson, who were curious to examine what was for them one of the biggest hoaxes foisted upon the faithful by a powerful and deceptive Roman Church.