Two Coventry Corpus Christi Plays; 1. the Shearmen and Taylor's Pageant, Re-Edited from the Edition of Thomas Sharp, 1825 and 2. the Weavers' Pageant,
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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...Jeaua l Yff he were well asayde. 782 Jesus. I am full redde with you to goo At your bydding in weyle and woo, And to do you serves bothe to, In hart with all mekenes. 786 Cum on, my mothur, and dred ye noght; And on your jurney, ase you oght, The Fadur of heyvin that all hath7 wroght, He kepe you from dystres! (66) 790 Josoff. Now, thys ys wyttele sayde and wyll!8 791 jforepiiIpecu. 1 This line in parentheses in S.; in footnotes in H.; as 746 in MS. 3 H. changes to wold. 8 H. inserts rede. 4 So H., S. yo. 6 S. ends line with goo and retains hardely after Yc; II. rnlds fre; MS. has in margin as 746: Ye, dame, let hym goo before ye and me. 6 H. inserts Mare. 7 Coi r, by 8. s H. changes to wall; line in margin as 746. the best walker of the three. Joseph pruises the service. The journey. Mare. Now welcum be owre Lordis sond! Therefore cum on, gentyll husbond, The sytte ys evyn at owre honde; Good cumpany there ma we fynd. 801 Josoff. Ey! ey! dame, in feyth, I can noo more; My leggis byn were, my fete be soore. That man thatt canot goo before Nedis mvst cum behynd. 805 There the all goo vp to the awter and lems before. The syng an antem. Now, Mare, my wyff, cum hethur to me! (Now, Mare, harke what I shall say I)1 All thyng ys done ase yt schuld be And serves song full sollamle For this owre festefawll dey. 810 Mare. Now, huseband, then lett vs iij (67) Make the hast that ma be Whom to goo with cuirepane To bryng vs on the wey! 814 There the goo done into the for pagond and Teaus steylyth a wey. Josoff. Mare, my spretis be ravisschid cleyne, And clerely cast owt off all woo With-these solam syghtys thatt we haue seyne In yondur tompull that we cam froo. 818 Mare. Now, serten, Josoff, you wold not wene r. 12 Whatt myrthe I make wit/towt8 woo, ...
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