Ludus Coventriae: A Collection of Mysteries, Formerly Represented at Coventry on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Issue 4
James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps
Printed for the Shakespeare society, 1841 - English drama - 434 pages
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Page vi - I have been told by some old people, who in their younger years were eyewitnesses of these pageants so acted, that the yearly confluence of people to see that shew was extraordinary great, and yielded no small advantage to this city.
Page v - Before the suppression of the monasteries, this city was very famous for the pageants, that were played therein, upon Corpus-Christi day; which, occasioning very great confluence of people thither, from far and near, was of no small benefit thereto ; which pageants being acted with mighty state and reverence by the...
Page 410 - By by lully lullay, Lully lullay thou littell tyne child, By by lully lullay. O sisters too, how may we do, For to preserve this day This pore yongling, for whom we do singe By by lully lullay. Herod the king, in his raging, Chargid he hath this day; His men of might, in his owne sight, All yonge children to slay. That wo is me, pore child for thee, And ever morne and say; For thi parting, nether say nor sing, By by lully lullay.
Page 404 - By Her Majestie's permission. At Heatly's booth, over against the Cross Daggers, next to Mr. Miller's booth, during the time of Bartholomew-Fair, will be presented a little opera, called The old creation of the world, newly reviv'd, with the addition of the glorious battle obtained over the French and Spaniards by his Grace the Duke of Marlborough, The contents are these:— 1.
Page 277 - And lete me fro this deth fle, As I dede nevyr no trespace ! The watyr and blood owth of my face, Dystyllyth for peynes that I xal take ; My flesche qwakyth in ferful case, As thow the joyntes asondre xuld schake.
Page 79 - Domimts erat in nobis, dicat nunc Israel: nisi quia Dominus erat in nobis. The sexte is confidens in Goddys strenght alon, ffor of alle grace from hym comyth the strem : They that trust in God, as the mownt Syon, He xal not be steryd endles, that dwellyth in Jherusalem.
Page 182 - Secundus Miles. Now trewly, my lorde the kynge, we had ben unkende, And nevyr non of us able for to be a knyght ; If that any of us to hem had ben a frende, And a savyd any lyff a30n thi mekyl myght, — ffrom deth hem to flytt.
Page 418 - See p. 136 above. 15. Cressets. Open lamps, or burners, which were set up as beacons or carried on poles. Cotgrave defines falot as " a cresset light (such as they use in play-houses) made of ropes wreathed, pitched, and put into small and open cages of iron.