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the which (that) never (hade) beginninge, 355
ne never shal ended bee.
by sign thow would me certyfye,
to raigne hee shal beginne.
his signes when I see verelye,
one mankynde hee will mynne.
his sonne, our savyour.
and be our Conquerour.)
to greatest god of might.
and shew it in your sight. 354 that shal D hade hase D HBh 355 ended bee endinge have W, endinge be h 356 specially | especiallye Wh 360 Sybyll speake tho ) omit H B Wh Syr) yea Wh 362 when ) then B 363 mynne wynne
3 64 for ] and Wr. 366 leves) leve Wr. 367 a, b, c, d ) omit D. 367c overcome to overcome W, and overcome h countise Coyntoice HB 369 non) not HBW h 370 I will will I HBW 372 to) in Wh 374 anon) omit Wh, after “you'B
dingo hatshal D heat in your sichis daye,
Tunc orat sibilla
dicat preco alta voce : Preco: Peace I byd kinge and knight,
men and weomen, and eych wight,
stonde styll, both stronge and stoute !
of all this world (aboute).
- 385 men and women, leeve you mee,
and all that beo therin. a penye of eych man have will hee, the valewe of ten pences hit shalbee, To knowledge that hee has soverayntee 390
fullye of all (mankyn).
poore men's weale ys ever in were.
that trybute I muste paye.
to gett all that hee maye. after 375, st, dir. ) in margin H
379 stonde) stall B styll ] stiffe Wr. stronge) still Wr. stiffe Dm. H B stoute ) stronge Wh 381 should be shalbe h 383 aboute) above D 385 eke each H 389 pences) pence H B Wh 391 mankyn) mankynd DHBWh 393 weale) so Wr., waile H B h Dm. 394 bosters ] bostles H 396 age ] ayde h.
with this axe that I beare,
I have wonnen my meate.
with these what I might gett.
The angell to mee towlde:
and makes mee more bowlde.
that were a wonders wronge.
to Bethlem to take the waye
if that thow bee to longe.
Marye, sister, now hye wee!
that there shalbe soulde.
401 percer) perces D naugere) maugere
B 4 02 and ) axe HB, and a h, a W 404 riche 1 omit Wh 407 these 1 this B W what ] that H 408 of ] omit D h, now H B W 412 shold ] omit Wh 418 my) by my Wh 419 wonders ] wonderous B Wh 423 that ] omit W
the silver of him, soe mote I thee,
for therto wee bine howlde.
Some men I see glad and merye,
wherfore so ever yt bee.
be glad that sight to see.
(38 a the commen people, as thow seest here,
are glad as they well maye,
for to abyde this daye.
through Christ at his comminge. 429 that this H
431 bine ] be Wr. after 431 ] (tunc Ioseph ligabit bovem ad caudam asinæ, et colliget Maryam super Asinam, et cum ad stabulam pervenerit, dicat Maria) H 434 syghinge ] all sickinge W
436 Gode] Gods H B Wh sonne sonne came DHB Wh 437 is commen) comon is B 439 ] that sight full gladlie for to see B 440 gode] Gods HBWh 442 as) that H 443 they ) the Wr. 444 seede] blood seede H
446 therfore ] wherfore W they) the D Wr. joyen ) joye W 450 they ) it H, the Wr. passed ] passes H Dm. h, passeth Wr., haue passed B of] of their H
ffor they shall have noe grace to knowe
therefore they bine mourninge.
harbour I hope gett wee ne may,
occupye this cyttye.
show him here will he.
for I hope my tyme bee neere ;
Tunc Joseph accipiet Mariam in brachia sua.
Joseph: Come to me, my sweete dere,
the treasure off heaven, withowten were,
Tunc statuet Maria inter bovem et asinam.
Marye, sister, I will assaye
to gett too middwives, yf I maye, 452 shall should B they ) the Wr. 455 bine] be HBWh they ] the Wr. 457 wee] yf we B ne) nay H, non Wh, (in h before gett), omit B
459 occupye) do occupye Wh cyttye) plase
W 4 60 therfore) wherfore Wr. 463 he] IB 464 downe downe then H B leefe) life H B h Dm., leffe Wr. fere] dere B, in fere H 465 bee ) is H after 467 Tunc Joseph etc.) after 470 in H 473 too) II HB Wh