Brathwaite, Richard

Brathwaite, Richard brăthˈwāt [key], 1588?–1673, English poet. His Barnabae Itinerarium, a doggerel travelogue of provincial England, was written first in Latin (1636) and later published with an English translation (Barnabee's Journal, 1638). Because the book was published under the pseudonym Corymbaeus, its true authorship was not discovered until 1818. His other works include The English Gentleman (1630) and The English Gentlewoman (1631), books that emphasized the honorable and generous behavior of the landed gentry.

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