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Mi(sericordi)a: SystyrRyghtwysnes, ze are to vengeabyl; [60 b)
Endles synne God endles may restore.
hym never the more,
Pax: To spare zour speches, systeres, it syt.
Therefore me semyth best ze thus acorde-
125 And lete se how we ffowre may all abydethat mannys sowle it shulde p(er)ysche it wore sweme, or that ony of vs ffro othere shuld dyvyde.
Veritas: In trowthe, hereto I consente ;
I wole prey oure Lorde it may so be. Justicia: I, Ryghtwysnes, am wele contente,
ffor in him is very equyte.
105 Misericordia] mia MS 109 presumyd] psumed MS 115, 120, 121, 125 ) MS has full forms: the, than, therefore, thus, and this 127 perysche) pysche MS
[61a) Mi(sericordi)a: and I, Mercy, ffro this counsel wole not fle
tyl wysdam hath seyd I shal ses. 135 Pax: here is God now, here is vynte ;
hefne and erthe is plesyd with pes.
Ffilius : I thinke the thoughtys of pes, and nowth of
wykkydnes ; this I deme to ses pour contraversy : If Adam had not deyd peryschyd had ryghtwysnes, And also Trewthe had be lost therby. Trewth and Ryght wolde chastyse Ffoly; ziff another deth come not Mercy shulde perysche, Then Pes were exyled ffynaly. so tweyn dethis must be, zow fowre to cherysche.
But he that shal deye ze must knawe,
[Scene 2: The Same.]
Veritas : I, Trowthe, haue sowte the erthe without and
withinne, and, in sothe, ther kan non be fownde 155 that is of o day byrth, withowte synne,
nor (that to] deth wole be bownde.
138) MS has full form this 149 is ] his MS provyde) pyyde MS 156 that to ] to that MS H
133 Misericordia ) Mia MS
Mi(sericordi)a: I, Mercy, haue ronne the hevynly re
gyon rownde, and ther is non of that charyte, that ffor man wole suffre a deddly wounde.
I can nott wete how this shal be. Justicia: Sure, I can fynde non sufficient,
 ffor servauntys vnprofytabyl we be eche on. [T]he love nedyth to be ful ardent, that for man to helle wolde gon. Pax: That God may do is non but on,
therefore this is be hys avyse,
Ffilius : It peyneth me that man I mad,
That is to seyn, peyne I must suffre sore. A counsel of the Trinite must be had, whiche of vs shal man restore. Pater : In zour wysdam, son, man was mad thore, And in wysdam was his temptacion, therfore, sone, sapyens ze must ordeyn herefore, and se how of man may be salvacion.
Ffilius: ffadyr, he that shal do this must be bothe
God and man,
I am redy to do this dede.
do p(ro)cede. this charge I wole take on me
160 I ] Ii MS 163 the) he MS 164 ] MS has full form that
181 ] MS has full form the spiritus Sanctus ] Spus Scus MS procede) pcede MS 182) MS has full form this
I, Love, to zour lover shal zow lede ;
this is the assent of oure vnite. [62 a) Mi(sericordi)a: Now is the loveday of us fowre, fynialy,
Now may we love in pes, as we were wonte.
Et hic osculabunt pariter omnes.
Into the countre of Galyle-
is Mary, that shal al restore. 195 Ffilius : Say that she is withowte wo, and ful of grace,
And that I, the son of the godhed, of here shal be bore.
I haue so grett hast to be man thore, 200 In that mekest and purest virgyne.
sey here she shal restore
of zow aungellys the grett ruyne. 562 b] Sp(irit)us S(an)c(t)us :
and if she aske the how it mysght] be,
here body shal be so fulfylt with blys, 210 that she shal sone thynke this sownde credyble.
186 b osculata) osculate MS H 189, 193, 197, 198, 204 ) MS has full forms the, there, and this 203 myght] myth MS H
Gabriel: In thyn hey inbasset, lord, I shal go
it shal be do with a thought,
(Scene 3: The Annunciation.] AVE MARIA, GRATIA PLENA, DOMINUS TECUM. Heyl, fful of grace! god is with the!
215 amonge all women blyssyd art thu ! here this name Eva is turnyd Ave, that is to say withowte sorwe ar ze now. Thow sorwe in zow. hath no place, zett of joy, lady, ze nede more, Therfore I adde and sey fful of grace,
(63 a] ffor so ful of grace was nevyr non bore. zett who hath grace, he nedyth kepyng sore, therfore I sey god is with the, whiche shal kepe zow endlesly thore,
225 so amonge all women hlyssed ar ze. Maria: A! mercy, god! this is a mervelyous thynge,
In the aungelys wordys I am trobelyd her,
230 But not in the lyknes of man that is my fere, and also thus hyzly to commendyd be and am most unwurthy, I can not answere,
grett shamfastnes and grett dred is in me. Gabryel : Mary, in this take ze no drede,
235 ffor at god grace ffownde haue ze.
211, 215, 216, 217, 219] MS has full forms: thyn, thee, thu, this, thow
227 thynge ] herynge MS H 232] MS has full form thus 233 unwurthy ) unwirthy H