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The Towneley Cycle, Play 30 - The Judgement (Iudicium)
001 Secundus Malus. Ffull darfe has bene oure deede / for thi commen is oure care;
002 This day to take oure mede / for nothyng may we spare.
003 Alas I harde that horne / that callys vs to the dome,
004 All that euer were borne / thider behofys theym com.
005 May nathere lande ne se / vs from this dome hide,
006 Ffor ferde fayn wold, I fle / bot I must nedys abide;
007 Alas, I stande great aghe / to loke on that Iustyce,
008 Ther may no man of lagh / help with no quantyce.
009 Vokettys ten or twelfe / may none help at this nede,
010 Bot ilk man for his self / shall answere for his dede.
011 Alas, that I was borne!
012 I se now me beforne,
013 That lord with Woundys fyfe;
014 How may I on hym loke,
015 That falsly hym forsoke,
016 When I led synfull lyfe?
017 Tercius Malus. Alas, carefull catyfys may we ryse,
018 Sore may we wryng oure handys and wepe;
019 Ffor cursid and sore covytyse
020 Dampnyd be we in hell full depe.
021 Roght we neuer of godys seruyce,
022 His commaundementys wold we not kepe,
023 Bot oft tymes maide we sacrifice
024 To sathanas when othere can slepe.
025 Alas! now wakyns all oure were,
026 Oure wykyd Warkys can we not hide,
027 Bot on oure bakys we must theym bere,
028 That will vs soroo on ilka syde.
029 Oure dedys this day will do vs dere,
030 Oure domysman here we must abide,
031 And feyndys, that will vs felly fere,
032 Thare pray to haue vs for thare pride.
033 Brymly before vs be thai broght,
034 Oure dedys that shall dam vs bidene;
035 That eyre has harde, or harte thoght,
036 That mowthe has spokyn, or ee sene,
037 That foote has gone, or hande wroght,
038 In any tyme that we may mene;
039 Ffull dere this day now bees it boght.
040 Alas! vnborne then had I bene!
041 Quartus Malus. Alas, I am forlorne! / a spytus blast here blawes!
042 I harde well bi yonde horne / I wote wherto it drawes;
043 I wold I were vnborne / alas! that this day dawes!
044 Now mon be dampnyd this morne / my warkys, my dedys, my sawes.
045 Now bees my curstnes kyd / alas! I may not layn
046 All that euer I dyd, / it bees put vp full playn.
047 That I wold, fayn were hyd, / my synfull wordys and vayn,
048 Ffull new now mon be rekynyd / vp to me agayn.
049 Alas! fayn wold I fle / for dedys that I haue done,
050 Bot that may now not be / I must abyde my boyn;
051 I trowed neuer to have sene this dredfull day thus soyn;
052 Alas! what shall I say When he sittys in his trone?
053 To se his Woundys bledande / this is a dulfull case;
054 Alas! how shall I stand / or loke hym in the face?
055 So curtes I hym fand / that gaf me life so lang a space;
056 Mi care is all command, / alas! where was my grace?
057 Alas! catyffys vnkynde / where on was oure thoght?
058 Alas! where on was oure mynde / so wykyd warkys we Wroght?
059 To se how he Was pynde / how dere oure luf he boght,
060 Alas! we were full blynde / now ar we wars then noght.
061 Alas! my couetyse / myn yll will, and myn Ire!
062 Mi neghbur to dispise / most was my desyre;
063 I demyd euer at my deuyse / me thoght I had no peyre,
064 With my self sore may I grise / now am quyt my hyre.
065 Where I was wonte to go / and haue my Wordys at will,
066 Now am I set full thro / and fayn to hold, me still;
067 I went both to and fro / me thoght I did, neuer ill,
068 Mi neghburs for to slo / or hurt withoutten skill.
069 Wo worth euer the fader / that gate me to be borne!
070 That euer he lete me stir / bot that I had bene forlorne;
071 Warid be my moder / and warid be the morne
072 That I was borne of hir / alas, for shame and skorne!
073 Primus Angelus. Stand not togeder, parte in two!
074 All sam shall ye not be in blys;
075 Oure lorde of heuen will it be so,
076 For many of you has done amys;
077 On his right hand ye good shall go,
078 The way till heuen he shall you wys;
079 Ye wykid, saules ye weynd hym fro,
080 On his left hande as none of his.
081 Jesus. The tyme is commen, I will make ende,
082 My fader of heuen will it so be,
083 Therfor till erthe now will I weynde,
084 My self to sytt in maieste.
085 To dele my dome I will discende,
086 This body will I bere with me,
087 How it was dight mans mys to amende
088 All mans kynde ther shall it se.
089 Primus Demon. Oute, haro, out, out! / harkyn to this horne,
090 I was neuer in dowte / or now at this morne;
091 So sturdy a showte / sen that I was borne
092 Hard I neuer here abowte / in ernyst ne in skorne,
093 A wonder!
094 I was bonde full fast
095 In yrens for to last,
096 Bot my bandys thai brast
097 And shoke all in sonder.
098 Secundus Demon. I shoterd and shoke / I herd sich a rerd,
099 When I harde it I qwote / for all that I lerd,
100 Bot to swere on a boke / I durst not aperd;
101 I durst not loke / for all medill-erd,
102 Ffull payll;
103 Bot gyrned and gnast,
104 My force did, I frast,
105 Bot I wroght all wast,
106 It myght not auayll.
107 Primus Demon. It was like to a trumpe / it had sich a sownde;
108 I fell on a lumpe / for ferd that I swonde.
109 Secundus Demon. There I stode on my stumpe / I stakerd that stownde,
110 There chachid I the crumpe / yit held, I my grounde
111 Halfe nome.
112 Primus Demon. Make redy oure gere,
113 We ar like to haue were,
114 Ffor now dar I swere
115 That domysday is comme;
116 Ffor all oure saules ar wente / and none ar in hell.
117 Secundus Demon. Bot we go we ar shente / let vs not dwell,
118 It sittys you to tente / in this mater to mell,
119 As a pere in a parlamente / what case so befell;
120 It is nedefull
121 That ye tente to youre awne,
122 What draght so be drawne,
123 If the courte be knawen
124 The Iuge is right dredfull.
125 Primus Demon. Ffor to stand, thus tome / thou gars me grete.
126 Secundus Demon. Let vs go to this dome / vp watlyn strete.
127 Primus Demon. I had leuer go to rome / yei thryse, on my fete,
128 Then forto grefe yonde grome / or with hym forto mete;
129 Ffor wysely
130 He spekys on trete,
131 His paustee is grete,
132 Bot begyn he to threte
133 He lokys full grisly.
134 Bot fast take oure rentals / hy, let vs go hence!
135 Ffor as this fals / the great sentence.
136 Secundus Demon. Thai ar here in my dals / fast stand We to fence,
137 Agans thise dampnyd sauls / Without repentence,
138 And Iust.
139 Primus Demon. How so the gam crokys,
140 Examyn oure bokys.
141 Secundus Demon. Here is a bag full, lokys,
142 Of pride and of lust,
143 Of Wraggers and wrears / a bag full of brefes,
144 Of carpars and cryars / of mychers and thefes,
145 Of lurdans and lyars / that no man lefys,
146 Of flytars, of flyars / and renderars of reffys;
147 This can I,
148 Of alkyn astates
149 That go bi the gatys,
150 Of poore pride, that god hatys,
151 Twenty so many.
152 Primus Demon. Peasse, I pray the, be still / I laghe that I kynke,
153 Is oght Ire in thi bill / and then shall thou drynke.
154 Secundus Demon. Sir, so mekill ill will / that thai wold, synke
155 Thare foes in a fyere still / bot not all that I thynke
156 Dar I say,
157 Bot before hym he prase hym,
158 Behynde he mys-sase hym,
159 Thus dowbill he mase hym,
160 Thus do thai today.
161 Primus Demon. Has thou oght Writen there / of the femynyn gendere?
162 Secundus Demon. Yei, mo then I may bere / of rolles forto render;
163 Thai ar sharp as a spere / if thai seme bot slender;
164 Thai ar euer in were / if thai be tender,
165 Yll fetyld;
166 She that is most meke,
167 When she semys full seke,
168 She can rase vp a reke
169 If she be well nettyld.
170 Primus Demon. Thou art the best hyne / that euer cam beside vs.
171 Secundus Demon. Yei, bot go we, master myne / yit wold I we hyde vs;
172 Thai haue blowen lang syne / thai will not abide vs;
173 We may lightly tyne / and then will ye chide vs
175 Primus Demon. Make redy oure tolys.
176 Ffor we dele with no folys.
177 Secundus Demon. Sir, all clerkys of oure scolys
178 Ar bowne furth theder;
179 Bot, sir, I tell you before / had domysday oght tarid,
180 We must haue biggid, hell more / the warld is so warid.
181 Primus Demon. Now gett we dowbill store / of bodys myscarid,
182 To the soules where thai wore / both sam to be harrid.
183 Secundus Demon. Thise rolles
184 Ar of bakbytars,
185 And fals quest-dytars,
186 I had no help of writars
187 Bot thise two dalles.
188 Ffaithe and trowth, maffay / has no fete to stande;
189 The poore pepyll must pay / if oght be in hande,
190 The drede of god is away / and lawe out of lande.
191 Primus Demon. By that wist I that domysday / was nere hande
192 In seson.
193 Secundus Demon. Sir, it is saide in old sawes-
194 The longere that day dawes-
195 'Wars pepill wars lawes.'
196 Primus Demon. I lagh at thi reson;
197 Alle this was token / domysday to drede;
198 Ffull oft was it spokyn / full few take hede;
199 Bot now shall we be wrokyn / of thare falshede,
200 Ffor now bese vnlokyn / many dern dede
201 In Ire;
202 All thare synnes shall be knawen,
203 Othere mens, then thare awne.
204 Secundus Demon. Bot if this draght be well drawen
205 Don is in the myre.
206 Tutivillus. Whi spir ye not, sir / no questyons?
207 I am oone of youre ordir / and oone of youre sons;
208 I stande at my tristur / when othere men shones.
209 Primus Demon. Now thou art myn awne querestur / I wote where thou wonnes;
210 Do tell me.
211 Tutivillus. I was youre chefe tollare,
212 And sithen courte rollar,
213 Now am I master lollar,
214 And of sich men I mell me.
215 I haue broght to youre hande / of saules, dar I say,
216 Mo than ten thowsand / in an howre of a day;
217 Som at ayll-howse I fande / and som of ferray,
218 Som cursid, som bande / som yei, som nay;
219 So many
220 Thus broght I on blure,
221 Thus did I my cure.
222 Primus Demon. Thou art the best sawgeoure
223 That euer had I any.
224 Tutivillus. Here a roll of ragman / of the rownde tabill,
225 Of breffes in my bag, man / of synnes dampnabill;
226 Vnethes may I wag, man / for wery in youre stabill
227 Whils I set my stag, man. /
228 Secundus Demon. Abide, ye ar abill
229 To take wage;
230 Thou can of cowrte thew,
231 Bot lay downe the dewe
232 Ffor thou will be a shrew,
233 Be thou com at age.
234 Tutivillus. Here I be gesse / of many nyce hoket,
235 Of care and of curstnes / hethyng and hoket,
236 Gay gere and witles / his hode set on koket,
237 As prowde as pennyles / his slefe has no poket,
238 Ffull redles;
239 With thare hemmyd shoyn,
240 All this must be done,
241 Bot syre is out at hye noyn
242 And his barnes bredeles.
243 A horne and a duch ax / his slefe must be flekyt,
244 A syde hede and a fare fax / his gowne must be spekytt,
245 Thus toke I youre tax / thus ar my bookys blekyt.
246 Primus Demon. Thou art best on thi wax / that euer was clekyt,
247 Or knawen;
248 With wordes will thou fill vs,
249 Bot tell thi name till vs.
250 Tutivillus. Mi name is tutiuillus,
251 My horne is blawen;
252 A ffragmina verborum / tutiullus colligit horum,
253 B Belzabub algorum / belial belium doliorum.
254 Secundus Demon. What, I se thou can of gramory / and som what of arte;
255 Had I bot a penny / on the wold, I warte.
256 Tutivillus. Of femellys a quantite / here fynde I parte.
257 Primus Demon. Tutiuillus, let se / goddys forbot thou sparte!
258 Tutivillus. So Ioly
259 Ilka las in a lande
260 Like a lady nerehande,
261 So fresh and so plesande,
262 Makys men to foly.
263 If she be neuer so fowll a dowde / with hir kelles and hir pynnes,
264 The shrew hir self can shrowde / both hir chekys and hir chynnes;
265 She can make it full prowde / with iapes and with gynnes,
266 Hir hede as hy as a clowde / bot no shame of hir synnes
267 Thai fele;
268 When she is thus paynt,
269 She makys it so quaynte,
270 She lookys like a saynt,
271 And wars then the deyle.
272 She is hornyd like a kowe / [...] fon syn,
273 The cuker hyngys so side now / furrid with a cat skyn,
274 All thise ar for you / thai ar commen of youre kyn.
275 Secundus Demon. Now, the best body art thou / that euer cam here in.
276 Tutivillus. An vsage,
277 Swilk dar I vndertake,
278 Makys theym breke thare wedlake,
279 And lif in syn for hir sake,
280 And breke thare awne spowsage.
281 Yit a poynt haue I fon / I tell you before,
282 That fals swerars shall hider com / mo then a thowsand skore;
283 In sweryng thai grefe godys son / and pyne hym more and more,
284 Therfor mon thai with vs won / in hell for euer more.
285 I say thus,
286 That rasers of the fals tax,
287 And gederars of greyn wax,
288 Diabolus est mendax
289 Et pater eius.
290 Yit a poynte of the new gett / to tell will I not blyn,
291 Of prankyd gownes & shulders vp set / mos & flokkys sewyd wyth in;
292 To vse sich gise thai will not let / thai say it is no syn,
293 Bot on sich pilus I me set / and clap thaym cheke and chyn,
294 No nay.
295 Dauid in his sawtere says thus,
296 That to hell shall thai trus,
297 Cum suis adinuencionibus,
298 For onys and for ay.
299 Yit of thise kyrkchaterars / here ar a menee,
300 Of barganars and okerars / and lufars of symonee,
301 Of runkers and rowners / god castys thaym out, trulee,
302 Ffrom his temple all sich mysdoers / I cach thaym then to me
303 Ffull soyn;
304 Ffor writen I wote it is
305 In the gospell, withoutten mys,
306 Et eam fecistis
307 Speluncam latronum.
308 Yit of the synnes seven / som thyng speciall
309 Now nately to neven / that renys ouer all;
310 Thise laddys thai leven / as lordys riall,
311 At ee to be even / picturde in pall
312 As kyngys;
313 May he dug hym a doket,
314 A kodpese like a pokett,
315 Hym thynke it no hoket
316 His tayll when he Wryngys.
317 His luddokkys thai lowke / like walk-mylne cloggys,
318 His hede is like a stowke / hurlyd as hoggys,
319 A woll blawen bowke / thise fryggys as froggys,
320 This Ielian Iowke / dryfys he no doggys
321 To felter;
322 Bot with youre yolow lokkys,
323 Ffor all youre many mokkys,
324 Ye shall clym on hell crokkys
325 With a halpeny heltere.
326 And nell With hir nyfyls / of crisp and of sylke,
327 Tent well youre twyfyls / youre nek abowte as mylke;
328 With youre bendys and youre bridyls / of sathan, the whilke
329 Sir sathanas Idyls / you for tha ilke
330 This gill knaue;
331 It is open behynde,
332 Before is it pynde,
333 Bewar of the West wynde
334 Youre smok lest it wafe.
335 Of Ire and of enuy / fynde I herto,
336 Of couetyse and glotony / and many other mo;
337 Thai call and thai cry / go we now, go!
338 I dy nere for dry / and ther syt thai so
339 All nyght;
340 With hawvell and Iawvell,
341 Syngyng of lawvell,
342 Thise ar howndys of hell,
343 That is thare right.
344 In slewthe then thai syn / goddys warkys thai not Wyrke;
345 To belke thai begyn / and spew that is irke;
346 His hede must be holdyn / ther in the myrke,
347 Then deffys hym with dyn / the bellys of the kyrke,
348 When thai clatter;
349 He wishys the clerke hanged,
350 Ffor that he rang it,
351 Bot thar hym not lang it,
352 What commys ther after.
353 And ye Ianettys of the stewys / and lychoures on lofte,
354 Youre baill now brewys / avowtrees full ofte,
355 Youre gam now grewys / I shall you set softe,
356 Youre sorow enewes / com to my crofte
357 All ye;
358 All harlottys and horres,
359 And bawdys that procures,
360 To bryng thaym to lures,
361 Welcom to my see!
362 Ye lurdans and lyars / mychers and thefes,
363 Fflytars and flyars / that all men reprefes,
364 Spolars, extorcyonars / Welcom, my lefes!
365 Ffals Iurars and vsurars / to symony that clevys,
366 To tell;
367 Hasardars and dysars,
368 Ffals dedys forgars,
369 Slanderars, bakbytars,
370 All vnto hell.
371 Primus Demon. When I harde many swilke / many spytus and fell,
372 And few good of ilke / I had meruell,
373 I trowd it drew nere the prik. /
374 Secundus Demon. Sir, a worde of counsell;
375 Saules cam so thyk / now late vnto hell
376 As euer;
377 Oure porter at hell yate
378 Is haldyn so strate,
379 Vp erly and downe late,
380 He rystys neuer.
381 Primus Demon. Thou art pereles of tho / that euer yit knew I,
382 When I Will may I go / if thou be by;
383 Go we now, We two. /
384 Secundus Demon. Syr, I am redy.
385 Primus Demon. Take oure rolles also, / ye knawe the cause Why;
386 Do com
387 And tent well this day.
388 Secundus Demon. Sir, as well as I may.
389 Primus Demon. Qui vero mala
390 In ignem eternum.
391 Jesus. Ilka creatoure take tente
392 What bodworde I shall you bryng,
393 This wykyd warld, away is wente,
394 And I am commyn as crownyd kyng;
395 Mi fader of heuen has me downe sente,
396 To deme youre dedys and make endyng;
397 Commen is the day of Iugemente,
398 Of sorrow may euery synfull syng.
399 The day is commen of catyfnes,
400 All those to care that ar vncleyn,
401 The day of batell and bitternes,
402 Ffull long abiden has it beyn;
403 The day of drede to more and les,
404 Of Ioy, of tremlyng, and of teyn,
405 Ilka wight that wikyd is
406 May say, alas this day is seyn!
407 Here may ye se my Woundys wide
408 That I suffred for youre mysdede,
409 Thrugh harte, hede, fote, hande and syde,
410 Not for my gilte bot for youre nede.
411 Behald, both bak, body, and syde,
412 How dere I boght youre broder-hede,
413 Thise bitter paynes I wold, abide,
414 To by you blys thus wold, I blede.
415 Mi body was skowrgid, withoutten skill,
416 Also ther full throly was I thrett;
417 On crosse thai hang me on a hill,
418 Blo and blody thus was I bett;
419 With crowne of thorne thrastyn full ill,
420 A spere vnto my harte thai sett;
421 Mi harte blode sparid thai not to spill.
422 Man, for thi luf wold, I not lett.
423 The Iues spytt on me spitusly,
424 Thai sparid, me no more then a thefe;
425 When thai me smote I stud, stilly,
426 Agans thaym did I nokyns grefe.
427 Beholde, mankynde, this ilk am I,
428 That for the suffred sich myschefe,
429 Thus was I dight for thi foly,
430 Man, loke thi luf was me full lefe.
431 Thus was I dight thi sorow to slake;
432 Man, thus behovid the borud, to be;
433 In all my wo toke I no wrake,
434 My will it was for luf of the.
435 Man, for sorow aght the to qwake,
436 This dredfull day this sight to se;
437 All this suffred I for thi sake.
438 Say, man, What suffred, thou for me?
439 Mi blissid barnes on my right hande,
440 Youre dome this day thar ye not drede,
441 Ffor all youre ioy is now commande,
442 Youre life in likyng shall ye lede.
443 Commes to the kyngdom ay lastand,
444 That you is dight for youre good dede,
445 Ffull blithe may ye be there ye stand,
446 Ffor mekill in heuen bees youre mede.
447 When I was hungre ye me fed,
448 To slek my thrist ye war full fre;
449 When I was clothles ye me cled,
450 Ye Wold, no sorowe on me se;
451 In hard, prison When I was sted,
452 On my penance ye had pyte;
453 Ffull seke when I was broght in bed,
454 Kyndly ye cam to comforth me.
455 When I was will and weriest
456 Ye harberd me full esely,
457 Ffull glad then were ye of youre gest,
458 Ye plenyd my pouerte full pitusly;
459 Belife ye broght me of the best,
460 And maide my bed there I shuld, ly,
461 Therfor in heuen shall be youre rest,
462 In ioy and blys to beld, me by.
463 Primus Bonus. Lord, When had thou so mekill nede?
464 Hungre or thrusty, how myght it be?
465 Secundus Bonus. When was oure harte fre the to feede?
466 In prison When myght We the se?
467 Tercius Bonus. When was thou seke, or wantyd wede?
468 To harbowre the when helpid we?
469 Quartus Bonus. When had thou nede of oure fordede?
470 When did we all this dede to the?. Jesus. Mi blissid barnes, I shall you say
471 What tyme this dede was to me done;
472 When any that nede had nyght or day,
473 Askyd you help and had it sone;
474 Youre fre harte saide theym neuer nay,
475 Erly ne late, myd-day ne noyn,
476 As ofte-sithes as thai wold, pray,
477 Thai thurte bot aske and haue thare boyn.
478 Ye cursid, catyfs of kames kyn,
479 That neuer me comforthid, in my care,
480 Now I and ye for euer shall twyn,
481 In doyll to dwell for euer mare;
482 Youre bitter bayles shall neuer blyn
483 That ye shall thole when ye com thare,
484 Thus haue ye seruyd for youre syn,
485 Ffor derfe dedys ye haue doyn are.
486 When I had myster of mete and drynke,
487 Catyfs, ye chaste me from youre yate;
488 When ye were set as syres on bynke
489 I stode ther oute wery and Wate,
490 Yit none of you Wold, on me thynke,
491 To haue pite on my poore astate;
492 Therfor to hell I shall you synke,
493 Well ar ye worthy to go that gate.
494 When I was seke and soryest
495 Ye viset me noght, for I was poore;
496 In prison fast when I was fest
497 Wold, none of you loke how I foore;
498 When I wist neuer where to rest
499 With dyntys ye drofe me from youre doore,
500 Bot euer to pride then were ye prest,
501 Mi flesh, my bloode, ye oft for-swore.
502 Clothles, When that I was cold,
503 That nerehande for you yode I nakyd,
504 Mi myschefe sagh ye many folde,
505 Was none of you my sorowe slakyd;
506 Bot euer forsoke me, yong and olde,
507 Therfor shall ye now be forsakyd.
508 Primus Malus. Lorde, when had thou, that all has,
509 Hunger or thriste, sen thou god is?
510 When was that thou in prison was?
511 When was thou nakyd or harberles?
512 Secundus Malus. When myght we se the seke, alas!
513 And kyd the all this vnkyndnes?
514 Tercius Malus. When was we let the helples pas?
515 When dyd ye the this wikydnes?
516 Quartus Malus. Alas, for doyll this day!
517 Alas, that euer I it abode!
518 Now am I dampned for ay,
519 This dome may I not avoyde.
520 Jesus. Catyfs, alas, ofte as it betyde
521 That nedefull oght askyd in my name,
522 Ye harde thaym noght, youre eeres was hid,
523 Youre help to thaym was not at hame;
524 To me was that vnkyndnes kyd,
525 Therfor ye bere this bitter blame,
526 To the lest of myne when ye oght dyd,
527 To me ye dyd the self and same.
528 Mi chosyn childer, commes to me!
529 With me to dwell now shall ye weynde,
530 Ther ioy and blys euer shall be,
531 Youre life in lykyng for to leynde.
532 Ye warid Wightys, from me ye fle,
533 In hell to dwell withoutten ende!
534 Ther shall ye noght bot sorow se,
535 And sit bi sathanas the feynde.
536 Primus Demon. Do now furthe go, / trus, go we hyne!
537 Vnto endles wo / ay-lastand pyne;
538 Nay, tary not so / we get ado syne.
539 Secundus Demon. Hyte hyder warde, ho / harry ruskyne!
540 War oute!
541 The meyn shall ye nebyll,
542 And I shall syng the trebill,
543 A revant the devill
544 Till all this hole rowte.
545 Tutivillus. Youre lyfes ar lorne / and commen is youre care;
546 Ye may ban ye were borne / the bodes you bare,
547 And youre faders beforne / so cursid, ye ar.
548 Primus Demon. Ye may wary the morne / and day that ye ware
549 Of youre moder
550 Ffirst borne forto be,
551 Ffor the wo ye mon dre.
552 Secundus Demon. Ilkone of you mon se
553 Sorow of oder.
554 Where is the gold, and the good / that ye gederd togedir?
555 The mery menee that yode / hider and thedir?
556 Tutivillus. Gay gyrdyls, iaggid hode / prankyd gownes, whedir?
557 Haue ye wit or ye wode / ye broght not hider
558 Bot sorowe,
559 And youre synnes in youre nekkys.
560 Primus Demon. I beshrew thaym that rekkys!
561 He comes to late that bekkys
562 Youre bodyes to borow.. Secundus Demon. Sir, I Wold, cut thaym a skawte / and
563 Make theym be knawne;
564 Thay were sturdy and hawte / great boste haue thai blawne;
565 Youre pride and youre pransawte / What will it gawne?
566 Ye tolde ilk mans defawte / and forgate youre awne.
567 Tutivillus. Moreouer
568 Thare neghburs thai demyd,
569 Thaym self as it semyd,
570 Bot now ar thai flemyd
571 Ffrom sayntys to recouer.
572 Primus Demon. Thar neghburs thai towchid / With wordys full ill,
573 The warst ay thai sowchid / and had no skill.
574 Secundus Demon. The pennys thai powchid / and held, thaym still;
575 The negons thai mowchid / and had no will
576 Ffor hart fare;
577 Bot riche and ill-dedy,
578 Gederand and gredy,
579 Sore napand and nedy
580 Youre godys forto spare.
581 Tutivillus. Ffor all that ye spard / and dyd extorcyon,
582 Ffor youre childer ye card / youre heyre and youre son,
583 Now is all in oureward / youre yeres ar ron,
584 It is commen in vowgard / youre dame malison,
585 To bynde it;
586 Ye set bi no cursyng,
587 Ne no sich small thyng.
588 Primus Demon. No, bot prase at the partyng,
589 Ffor now mon ye fynde it.
590 Youre leyfys and youre females / ye brake youre wedlake;
591 Tell me now what it vales / all that mery lake?
592 Se so falsly it falys. /
593 Secundus Demon. Syr, I dar vndertake
594 Thai will tell no tales / bot se so thai quake
595 Ffor moton;
596 He that to that gam gose,
597 Now namely on old, tose.
598 Tutivillus. Thou held, vp the lose,
599 That had I forgotten.
600 Primus Demon. Sir, I trow thai be dom / somtyme were full melland;
601 Will ye se how thai glom. /
602 Secundus Demon. Thou art ay telland;
603 Now shall thai haue rom / in pyk and tar euer dwelland,
604 Of thare sorow no some / bot ay to be yelland
605 In oure fostre.
606 Tutivillus. By youre lefe may We mefe you?
607 Primus Demon. Showe furth, I shrew you!
608 Secundus Demon. Yit to-nyght shall I shew you
609 A mese of ill ostre.
610 Tutivillus. Of thise cursid forsworne / and all that here leyndys,
611 Blaw, wolfys-hede and oute-horne / now namely my freyndys.
612 Primus Demon. Illa haill were ye borne / youre awne shame you sheyndys,
613 That shall ye fynde or to morne. /
614 Secundus Demon. Com now with feyndys
615 To youre angre;
616 Youre dedys you dam;
617 Com, go we now sam,
618 It is commen youre gam,
619 Com, tary no langer.
620 Primus Bonus. We loue the, lorde, in alkyn thyng,
621 That for thyne awne has ordand thus,
622 That we may haue now oure dwellyng
623 In heuen blis giffen vnto vs.
624 Therfor full boldly may we syng
625 On oure way as we trus;
626 Make we all myrth and louyng
627 With te deum laudamus.
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