The Digby Plays: With an Incomplete 'morality' of Wisdom, who is Christ (part of One of the Macro Moralities).

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Early English Text Society, 1896 - English drama - 239 pages
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Page xxvii - caused the Popish Plays of Chester, to be played the Sunday, Munday, Tuesday and Wednesday after Mid-sommer-day, in contempt of an Inhibition and the Primats Letters from York, and from the Earl of Huntington. For which cause, he was served by a
Page xix - playes was greate resorte, and also scafoldes and stages made in the streetes in those places where they determined to playe theire pagiantes.
Page xviii - sometyme a Monke of the Monestery of Chester, obtained of Pope Clemens a thousand daies of pardon, and of the Bishop of Chester 40 dayes pardon, for euery person that resorted peaceably to see the same playes, and that
Page 32 - am lame, my legges be take me fro, my sygth lykwyse I may nott see ; I can nott tell whether to goo : my men hath forsake me also. whether shall I wynde, or whether shall I pas ? lord, I beseche the, helpe me of thy grace.
Page xviii - o Monke of Chester Abbey, who was thrise at Rome before he could obtaine leaue of the Pope to haue them in the English tongue. The Whitsun playes were
Page 38 - assent at yow[r] request, To be gydyd and rulyd as ye wyll haue me, Evyn at your pleasur, as ye thynk best : I shall not offend! for most nor lest. Go forth yowur way ; I wyll succede In-to what place ye wyll me lede.
Page 168 - clothynge, her chappeletts and crests, and all havyng on crownys, syngynge in here commynge '. Mind, Will, and Understanding renounce their evil courses, and Anima rejoices in the change. The conclusion or epilogue, not assigned to any character, is as follows
Page xxiv - come to our lodgings, there was such baking, boyling, rosting, and stewing, as if Cook Ruffian had been there to have scalded the Devil in his feathers.
Page xix - was donne, the seconde came, and y e firste wente in-to the watergate streete, and from thence vnto y e Bridge-streete, and soe all, one after an other, tell all y e pagiantes weare played, appoynted for y e firste daye, and so likewise for the seconde
Page xix - at y e Abbaye gates ; & when the firste pagiente was played at y e Abbaye gates, then it was wheeled from thence to the pentice at y e highe crosse before y e Mayor ; and before

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