The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1873 Wednesday, 4 October 2000.
From: Frank Whigham <
Date: Tuesday, 03 Oct 2000 12:07:11 -0500
Can anyone identify the Alarbes, a people referred to in the following
passage from Puttenham's *Art of English Poesy* (1589)?
One praising the Neapolitans for good men at arms, said . . . thus:
A proud people and wise and valiant,
Fiercely fighting with horses and with barbs:
By whose prowess the Roman Prince did daunt,
Wild Africans and the lawless Alarbes:
The Nubians marching with their armed carts,
And slaying afar with venom and with darts.