From Stage to Page - Medieval and Renaissance Drama

THE RICKINGHALL (BURY ST. EDMUNDS) FRAGMENT

Assit principio Sancta Maria meo.
Coruum perfidie da[m]pnant animalia queque.

01 Ore escotez, seignurs cheris,
02 Cuntis e barouns e chiualeris,
03 E tus qui sunt en cour.
04 Ben le sauez pur verité
05 Ke ieo su rey coronné
06 E vostre couernour.

07 Pur ceo ieo voil ke moun barnage,
08 Tretus ke sunt de grant parage,
09 Ke i veniunt a moy;
10 Kar ieo voil ou eus parler
11 E ma resoun demonstrer
12 Saun acun delay.

Tunc dicet nuncio:

13 Venet sa, moun messager,
14 Vous dirray, pur turney
15 I vous couent tout aler.

16 Lordinges
17 ...
18 ...
19 wytouten lesinge,
20 Ye weten wel þat I am kinge
21 Her of al þis lond.

22 þerfore I wile pat min barnage,
23 Ye þat ben of gret parage,
24 þat he comin to min wil;
25 For al þat am in burw or toun
26 I wile he witen mi resoun,
27 And pat is richt and schil.

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