Talk:The Highwayman (Noyes)

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Edition: Noyes, Alfred. Collected Poems. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1913.
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Notes: Formatting from a reliable website but should still be checked against a written copy.
Proofreaders: BirgitteSB

dark in the dark[edit]

I've noted at least one mistake in this text which also existed in the internet source. Stanza IV begins here with "And dark in the dark old inn-yard..." There is a dark too many. unsigned comment by 216.174.134.2 (talk) 07:36, 14 March 2007.

This has been fixed by another anon, and I have verified the fix using three printed copies inc. Collected poems part 1 John Vandenberg (chat) 11:51, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Question...[edit]

I recently found something about a man called James Hird who was also named a "Highwayman"

Excerpt of the official homepage of Oxford, under a link of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire:

The town's most notorious character was James Hird born in 1616. He gained notoriety as a highwayman surviving until 1652 when he was condemmed for high treason and executed.

Does anyone know if there are any options of connection between this story and the poem which also can be evidenced? unsigned comment by 80.133.211.97 (talk) 12:06, 6 May 2008.

w:Highwayman is a popular term for roadside "bandits" who would stop passersby (traditionally pictured halting w:stagecoaches), and rob them. The term is not widely used today, because roadside robbery is rare, and "folk heros" of criminals even more rare. But many 17th-19th century bandits would've been dubbed "highwaymen" :) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Wikisource:Confucianism 02:43, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Category:Dick Turpin[edit]

I removed this category. There's no reason to assume that this is about Turpin.--Longfellow (talk) 17:45, 4 September 2010 (UTC)