Satire in the Early English Drama

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F.J. Heer Printing Company, 1914 - English drama - 136 pages
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Page 31 - We haue sorow then and then, / it fallys oft so. Sely Capyle, oure hen, / both to and fro She kakyls ; Bot begyn she to crok, To groyne or [to clo]k,2 Wo is hym is of s oure cok, ffor he is in the shekyls. J2 These men that ar wed / haue not all thare wyll ; When they ar full hard sted...
Page 110 - Not one good city, town, or borough In Christendom, but I have been thorough, And this I would ye should understand, I have seen women five hundred thousand : And oft with them have long time tarried. Yet in all places where I have been, Of all the women that I have seen, I never saw nor knew in my conscience Any one woman out of patience.
Page 48 - There he gave, out of his blessed heart, The same sacrament in great torment: He sold them not to us, that Lord Omnipotent. Therefore Saint Peter the apostle doth say...
Page 30 - I onys haue a measse / of wedows coyll ; ffor thi saull, without lese, / shuld I dele penny doyll ; So wold mo, no frese, / that I se on this sole Of...
Page 28 - Oure Lady theym wary ! These men that ar lord-fest/ thay cause the ploghe tary. That men say is for the best, / we fynde it contrary ; Thus ar husbandyj opprest / in po[i]nte l to myscary On lyfe.
Page 109 - Wert not for justice, they should go. For all we devils within this den Have more to do with two women, Than with all the charge we have beside...
Page 58 - The old people would believe still in my laws, But the younger sort lead them a contrary way ; They will not believe, they plainly say, In old traditions and made by men, But they will live as the scripture teacheth them, &c.
Page 113 - Their tender bodies both night and day Are whipped and scourged, and beat like a stone, That from top to toe the skin is away;' and a story is repeated of how a scholar was tormented to death by
Page 61 - Sum rede the epystle and gospell at hygh masse ; Sum syng at the lectorne with long eares lyke an asse ; The pawment of the chyrche the aunchent faders tredes, Sum-tyme with a portas, sumtyme with a payre of bedes.
Page 113 - ... have them ever untoward, Yea, spiteful, disdainful, naught and untrue. And let us them thrust alway to the school, Whereby at their books they may be kept under: And so we shall shortly their courage cool, And bring them to honesty, virtue and nurture. But, alas, now-a-days (the more is the pity), Science and learning is so little regarded, That none of us doth muse or study To see our children well taught and instructed. We deck them, we trim them with gorgeous array, We pamper and feed them,...

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