The Booke in meeter of Robin Conscience; against his father Covetousnesse, his mother Newgise, and his sister Proud Beautie

 
9781130757200: The Booke in meeter of Robin Conscience; against his father Covetousnesse, his mother Newgise, and his sister Proud Beautie

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 Excerpt: ...Birth, Life, fyc. of Jack Puffe (also included in the present collfictiea-TrtSIcfi aimed at a similar exposure of the fopperies of the fine gentleman in Charles the First's time. There is, in one of the Coventry Series of Miracle Plays, edited for the Shakespeare Society, in 1841, by J. 0. Halliwell, Esq., a passage, supposed by Mr. Collier to be an interpolation of the age of Henry VI. or Edward IV, in which a similar picture is given of a Gallant of the period. With that exception, perhaps, the Treatyse of a Galaunt is the earliest specimen of the kind in our language. It may be worth mentioning that the Heber copy, or fragment, above described, was discovered within the fly-leaf in the oaken binding of an imperfect copy of a book of Statutes printed by Pynson, formerly belonging to the library at Nashcourt. See Censura Literaria, 1st ed., v. 37, where so much as remains of ed. A will be found printed. Ryght so pryde vnclosed may not counsell this new wretchednes that causeth3 vs complayne How wo hath wrapped vs in a cruell chayne Our pryde sheweth it well bothe ferre and nere Englonde may wayle/ that euer it came here f The synne that now regneth/ to beholde is ruthe. Of fraude and dysceyte/ grete abhomynacyon But nede constrayneth vs/ nowe.to saye the truthe 10 Of pryde and dysceyte/ this newe dyssymulacyon That blyndeth and consumeth/ our Englysshe nacyon. Lucyfers progeny amonge vs doth appere Englande may wayle that euer it came here 1 A Bosse, it may here be noted, is a spring. Nares, ed. 1859, voce Bosse, quotes a passage from Stowe, where he says that Bosse Alley, in Lower Thames Street, was so called " from a bosse of spring water continually running, which standeth by Billinsgate against this alley." 'Ed. B reads substayne. 3 Ed. B rea...

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