English Miracle Plays, Moralities & Interludes; Specimens of the Pre-Elizabethan Drama

English Miracle Plays, Moralities & Interludes; Specimens of the Pre-Elizabethan Drama

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...the by the waye. Everyman. Ye speke lyke a good frende, I byleve you well, I shall deserve it, and I maye. 235 1 Felawshyp. I speke of no deservynge by this daye, For he that wyll saye and nothynge do Is not worthy with good company to go. Therfore shewe me the grefe of your mynde As to your frende moost lovynge and kynde. 240 Everyman. I shall shewe you how it is: Commannded I am to go a journaye, A longe waye, harde and daungerous, And gyve a strayte counte, without delaye, Before the hye Juge Adonay. 245 Wherfore, I pray you, bere me company, As ye have promysed, in this journaye. Felawshyp. That is mater in dede! Promyse is duty, But and I sholde take suche vyage on me, I knowe it well, it sholde be to my payne; 250 Also it makes me aferde, certayne. But let us take counsell here as well as we can, For your wordes wolde fere a stronge man. Everyman. Why ye sayd, yf I had nede, Ye wolde me never forsake, quycke ne deed, 255 Though it were to hell truely. Felawshyp. So I sayd certaynely, But suche pleasures be set a syde, the sothe to saye, And also, yf we toke suche a journaye, Whan sholde we come agayne? 263 Everyman. Naye, never agayne, tyll the daye of dome. Felawshyp. In fayth than wyll not I come there, Who hath you these tydynges brought? Everyman. In dede deth was with me here. Felawshyp. Now, by God that all hathe bought, 265 If deth were the messenger, For no man that is lyvynge to daye I wyll not go that lothe journaye, Not for the fader that bygate me. Everyman. Ye promysed other wyse, parde. 270 Felawshyp. I wote well I say so, truely, And yet yf thou wylte ete and drynke and make good chere Or haunt to women the lusty company, I wolde not forsake you, whyle the day is clere, Trust me veryly. 275 Everyman. Ye; therto ye...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952383
  • 9781236952387