Adam et Eva, anvelus cum vanga et colo assignans eis laborem.
ANGEL¶All creatures here to me take tent.
From God in heaven now am I sent
Unto these wretches that wrong have bent
Themselves to woe;
The joy of heaven that them was lent
Is lost them fro.
For them is lost both game and glee.
He bade that they should masters be
Over all things except one tree;
So taught he still;
And thereto went both he and she
Against his will.
Against his will thus have they wrought.
To grieve great God gave they right nought
Of any heed or faithful thought;
That well wit ye.
And therefore sorrow is to them sought,
As ye shall see.
Ye fools that faith is fallen fro,
Take tent to me now ere ye go.
From God in heaven am I sent now
Unto you two,
For to warn you what kind of woe
Is wrought for you.
ADAM¶For us is wrought, so welaway,
Dark dole enduring night and day;
The wealth we thought to have dwelt in aye
Is lost us fro;
For this mischief full well may we
Ever mourning go.
ANGEL¶ Adam, thyself made all this spite;
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Publication information: Book title: The York Cycle of Mystery Plays, a Complete Version. Contributors: J. S. Purvis - Author. Publisher: S.P.C.K.. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1957. Page number: 36.
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