Ludus CoventriŠ: A Collection of Mysteries, Formerly Represented at Coventry on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Issue 4

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James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps
Shakespeare society, 1841 - English drama - 434 pages

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Page ix - Before the suppression of the monasteries, this city was very famous for the pageants, that were played therein, upon Corpus-Christi day; which, occasioning very great confluence of people thither, from far and near, was of no small benefit thereto ; which pageants being acted with mighty state and reverence by the...
Page 122 - Magnificat anima mea Dominum: Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo.
Page x - I have been told by some old people, who in their younger years were eyewitnesses of these pageants so acted, that the yearly confluence of people to see that shew was extraordinary great, and yielded no small advantage to this city.
Page 402 - Heatly's booth, over against the Cross Daggers, next to Mr. Miller's booth, during the time of Bartholomew-Fair, will be presented a little opera, called The old creation of the world, newly reviv'd, with the addition of the glorious battle obtained over the French and Spaniards by his Grace the Duke of Marlborough.
Page 408 - Lully lullay thou littell tyne child, By by lully lullay. O sisters too, how may we do, For to preserve this day This pore yongling, for whom we do singe By by lully lullay. Herod the king, in his raging, Chargid he hath this day; His men of might, in his owne sight, All yonge children to slay. That wo is me, pore child for thee, And ever morne and say; For thi parting, nether say nor sing, By by lully lullay.
Page 402 - Dives' gate, the dogs lick his sores. 12. The good angel and Death contend for Lazarus's life. 13. Rich Dives is taken sick, and dieth ; he is buried in great solemnity. 14. Rich Dives in hell, and Lazarus in Abraham's bosom, seen in a most glorious object, all in machines descending in a throne, guarded with multitudes of angels ; with the breaking of the clouds, discovering the palace of the sun, in double and treble prospects, to the admiration of all the spectators.
Page 410 - He singeth brokking as a nightingale. He sent hire pinnes, methe, and spiced ale, And wafres piping hot out of the glede : And for she was of toun, he profered mede. For som folk wol be wonnen for richesse, And som for strokes, and som with gentillesse. Somtime to shew his lightnesse and maistrie He plaieth Herode on a skaffold hie.
Page iii - THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY. THE MOST NOBLE THE MARQUESS OF NORMANBY. RT. HON. LORD BRAYBROOKE, FSA RT. HON. LORD F. EGERTON, MP RT. HON. THE EARL OF GLENGALL. RT. HON. LORD LEIGH.
Page 286 - The last 3ere we shewyd here how oure Lord for love of man Cam to the cety of Jherusalem mekely his deth to take ; And how he made his mawnde, his body 3evyng than, To his apostelys evyr with us to abydyn for mannys sake.
Page 408 - By by lully lullay, th'ow littell tyne child, By by lully lullay. O sisters too, how may we do For to preserve this day This pore yongling, for whom we do singe, By by lully lullay?