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THE WRIGHTES PLAYE.
[33a] PAGINA SEXTA DE SALUTATIONE ET NATIUITATE SALVATORIS JESU CHRISTI.
full of grace, god is with thee!
and the fruite of thy bodye. Maria: A, lord, that sytte high in see,
that wondrouslye now mervayles mee,
bee greete this gratiously.
Therfowr, Marye, thow mone
and called gode sonne;
shall give him Davyd his father's see, The wrightes playe) so h, The wrightes H, The wrightes and slaters B, The wryghtes and Sklaters plaie W. After the Latin in B and H
1 mother) maiden H B h Dm., mother Wr. 3 amongst among HBWh 5 sytte sitts H B Wh 6 wondrouslye wonderly H 9 thow the HBWh 10 and 11 ) inverted in H 10 hase] haste Wr. 11 amongst ) amonge H B Wh other ] wemen W specyall ] especiall Wr. 14 Jesus his name ] his name Ihesu HB Wh 15 shall never non be shall never be none H, shalbe never non Wh
16 Gode Godes H B Wh
in Jacobb howse (raigne) shall hee
with full might evermore.
had never non before. as Maria: How may this bee? thow beast so bright;
in synne know I not worldly wight. Gabryell: The holye ghoste shall in thee light
from god in maistee,
(his) sonne shall called bee.
the bedyll shalbe of blysse.
and such grace hath sent to mee,
to please him I am payde.
Loe gode chosen meekelye here!
this word that thow hast sayde.
Tunc angelus ibit, et Maria salutabit Elizabeth.
[Scene 2] Elizabeth, nece, god thee see! Elizabeth: Marye, blessed mote thow bee,
and the (fruit) that commeth of thee,
amonge women all!
lord, how may this befall ?
and the fruite that is in thee.
fulfilled and done shalbee.
Maria gaudens incipiet canticum · magnificat' &c.
45 gode] Gods H B Wh chosen ] cossen Wr.
Stage direction Maria ] omit H B h Dm. 49 nece ) nice Wr. 50 mote) moste W, might B, mayst h 51 fruit fruites D commeth comes H BW h 54 gode Gods HBWh 55 thus ) this Wr. degree) degreey B Wh, gree H 56 this ) that Wr. 57 mee ] after greetest
H 5 8 stirred sturred H B h Dm., stored Wr. 62 leved ] lyued B
Stage direction gaudens) gaudiens D, gaudentes H &c. ) anima H, omit Wh; W adds et dicat Maria
65 Maria : Elizabeth, therefore will I
thank the lord, kinge of mercye,
and laud to his likinge;
et exultavit spiritus meus in deo, &c. (Luke I. 47.)
and for my ghost ioyed hase
his feare of meane degree-
his name aye hallowed be!)
as sheweth well by this.
69 toome) to me Wr. 70 mea dominum) mei domine Wr. 71 is now HB h Dm., is Wr. 72 will I] I will H B Wh
after 72 et ... &c.) omit h Dm., not omitted in Wr. &c.] salnatori meo H 76 of meane) in manye Wh 78 and 79 ) omit h, according to Deimling, who probably means to refer to ll. 79-80, which are misplaced in all manuscripts 79 and 80 ) D omits here and inserts after l. 88. According to Deimling all other manuscripts insert these lines after I. 86. Wright, however, inserts them after 88, showing that this is probably an error by Deimling
83 of] in H B WL 86 allway hallowed be] aye hallowed be aye W, allway blessed be aye h
and honored evermore be hee
on height in heaven blysse !
his talent to ffullfill.
at his owne will ;
with (good) hee hath fullfellede.
and myrcy hasse of his guylte,
the sone, and the holy ghoste,
Amen! god of might most.
87 evermore allwaie evermore W
88 on) and Wh height] highe B Wh 89 bound ) bowne HB 91 and 92 ) omit h 93 gave ] gave them H 94 disperses) dispereles H, dispercing B dispituusly ) did pitouslye W 97 deposeth ] disposeth Wh 98 haunsed | hansced Wr. 100 good ) god D 102 he hath ] omit H Bh Dm. 103 is waken] his wakinge D 104 of ] for B, in h his] omit h guilt) owine W, store h 106 full ] for Wh 111 wending) weildinge Wh 112 might) mightes H B h