Ancient Mysteries Described; Especially the English Miracle Plays, Founded on Apocryphal New Testament Story, Extant Among the Unpublished Manuscripts

Ancient Mysteries Described; Especially the English Miracle Plays, Founded on Apocryphal New Testament Story, Extant Among the Unpublished Manuscripts

By (author) 

List price: US$19.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...the principal actions of their reigns."--Menestrier.--(Bayle. Diet., art. Chocquet.) (1) Warton, vol i. p. 250. collected a great number of Italian mysteries; and at the sale of their libraries, Dr. Burney purchased many of the most ancient, which he speaks of as being evidently much earlier than the discovery of printing, from the gross manner in which the subjects are treated, the coarseness of the dialogue, and the ridiculous situation into which the most sacred persons and things are thrown1) In 1313, Philip the Fair gave the most sumptuous entertainment at Paris ever remembered in that city. Edward II. and his Queen Isabella, crossed over from England with a large retinue of nobility, and partook of the magnificent festivities. The pomp and profusion of the banquetings, the variety of the amusements, and the splendour of the costume were unsurpassed. On each of the eight days the princes and nobles changed their dresses three times; while the people were sometimes entertained with representations of the Glory of the blessed, at other times with the Torments of the damned, and with various other spectacles, especially the Procession of Eaynard the Fox. (2) In 1402, by an edict of Charles VI. dated Dec. 4th, the mystery of the conception, passion, and resurrection of Christ, was performed at St. Maur, about five miles from Paris. It was written by Jean Michel, who died in 1447. At the Council of Constance, in the year 1417, the English fathers gave a mystery of the massacre of the Holy Innocents. In this play a low buffoon was introduced, desiring of his lord to be dubbed a knight that he might be properly qualified to go on the adventure of killing the mothers of the children of Bethlehem, which was treated with the most ridiculous...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653408
  • 9781236653406