Los pastores

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For the American Folk-lore Society by Houghton, Mifflin, 1907 - Drama - 234 pages
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Page xxv - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated. The bird of dawning singeth all night long : And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad ; The nights are wholesome ; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm ; So hallow 'd and so gracious is the time.
Page 238 - ... subscription. Subscribers are enrolled as members of the Society, and receive all its publications issued after the date of subscription, including the Journal and Memoirs. A list of Annual Subscribers is printed in the Journal, and in each volume of the Memoirs, so long as subscription continues. Persons willing to assist in this work of publication, by the annual payment, during such time as they may please, of ten dollars (which sum, it will be understood, includes the annual membership fee...
Page v - Pas tores, a Mexican play of the Nativity; translation, introduction and notes by MR Cole; with illustrations and music. Boston and New York: For the American Folk-lore Society by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1907.
Page 182 - Que aunque yo aquí tan poco del mundo sé que cuna y sepulcro fue esta torre para mí; y aunque desde que nací -si esto es nacer- sólo advierto este rústico desierto, donde miserable vivo, siendo un esqueleto vivo, siendo un animado muerto...
Page 22 - CIELO SOBERANO Cielo soberano Tenednos piedad Que ya no sufrimos La nieve que cae.
Page 3 - A ftower from the bough, And Jesse's trunk is fair to see, — The Babe its blossom now. A bitter contest ours to wage, The evil power to quell; To match the cunning, dare the rage Of Satan, Prince of Hell. Enter LUCIFER as music dies away LUCIFER Driven out from heaven by Michael's arm, I left my august home on high, — Ambition was my cursed sin. Disgraced, cast out, I own my fault! What are these songs that pierce my ears ? What means this sacred sphere? These Qué es aquí esta sacra Esfera,...
Page 113 - T will hush the Baby when He cries! 0 my sweet Jesus, Lord of Hosts, Thy creatures' lover, — Dominus, Momentus Deus ! How Thy flock Is freed from Satan and his wiles! 1 fain would shelter Thee from cold. Accept this cloak, Thy hermit's gift, For naught but a recluse am I, My dwelling in yon rugged mount. Devotion brings me, wonder not, For who should love Thee more than I, Or sooner strive to see Thy face...
Page 211 - The accompanying version of Los Pastores was copied from an old manuscript volume treasured by one of the men of San Rafael, and used by many communities throughout that section.
Page 206 - ... the Messiah. They beg Lucifer to tell her name. As he pronounces it, Michael appears on the scene. He reminds Lucifer of his former downfall, proclaims himself Mary's guardian angel, and warns Lucifer of the consequences of pursuing his evil purpose. After vigilant search Lucifer discovers Joseph and Mary, and though through fear of Michael he dare not injure the person of Mary, he poisons Joseph's mind, so that he becomes suspicious and jealous of his wife. But a dream reassures Joseph, and...
Page xvii - ... the colonial period Mexico drew a great part of her literary nourishment from Spain, and that the priests were frequently the authors and adapters of the sacred dramas performed in Mexico. As we find no early Spanish or Mexican play with a plot resembling ours, and as our text contains a number of passages which have been traced to Spanish autos of the seventeenth century, we think that Los Pastores may have been an early adaptation, made by the priests, from certain Spanish dramas which were...

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