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English Mystery Plays: a Selection (1975)

by Peter Happé (Editor)

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I read the introduction, but even though that was very interesting, I didn't feel up to tackling the plays.
  isabelx | Feb 20, 2011 |
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Adam lay ibowndyn, bowndyn in a bond;
Fowre thowsand wynter thowt he not to long.
And al was for an appil, an appil that he tok
As clerkis fyndyn wretyn in here book.

Ne hadde the appil take ben, the appil taken ben,
Ne hadde never our Lady a ben Hevene Qwen.
Blyssid be the tyme that appil take was!
Therfore we mown syngyn, 'Deo gracias!' 
--anon., fifteenth century
 
here their    a have    mown may
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The cycles of the English mystery plays which are represented in this anthology are one of the chief glories of late medieval literature.
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