History of English Poetry from the Twelfth to the Close of the Sixteenth Century; With a Pref. by Richard Price, and Notes Variorum. Edited by W. Carew Hazlitt. with New Notes and Other Additions ... with Indexes of Names and Volume 3

History of English Poetry from the Twelfth to the Close of the Sixteenth Century; With a Pref. by Richard Price, and Notes Variorum. Edited by W. Carew Hazlitt. with New Notes and Other Additions ... with Indexes of Names and Volume 3

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...interpolations of his own. This adventure appears in various MSS. No subject could have better suited the devotion and the credulity of the dark ages. 7 Fabyan, ubi fol. 381., seq. Leet-book of the city of Coventry. MS. fol. 168. Stow says thasst at the reception of this queen in London in the year 1445, several pageants were exhibited at Paul's-gate, with verses written by Lydgate, on the following lemmata. _ " Ingredimini et replete terram. Non amplius irascar super terram. Madam Grace chancellor de dieu. Five wise and five foolish virgins. Of saint lvlargaret," &e. C/zronirle, ag. 38 5, edit. Howes. I know not whether these poems were spoken, or only affilited to the pageants. Fabyan says that in those pageants there was " resemblance of dyvirse olde hystoryes." I suppose tapestry. Crtm. tom. ii. fol. 398, edit. 1533. See the ceremonies at the coronation of Henry VI. in 1430. Fab. ibid. fol. 378. s. 26. Page-ent: and Spectaeler. 1 59 Edward IV., visited Coventry, and was honoured with the same species of show: he was first welcomed in an octave stanza by Edward the Confessor, and afterwards addressed by St. George, completely armed: a king's daughter holding a lamb, and supplicating his assrstance to protect her from a terrible dragon, the lady's father and mother standing in a tower above, the conduit on which the champion was placed "renning wine in four places, and minstralcy of Organ playing."l Undoubtedly the Franciscan Friars of Coventry, whose sacred interludes, presented on Corpus Christi day in that city and at other places, make so conspicuous a figure in the history of the English drama, were employed in the management of these devises; and that the Coventry men were famous for the arts of...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236809378
  • 9781236809377