The York Cycle of Mystery Plays: A Complete Version

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41
THE HATMAKERS,
MASONS AND LABORERS

Maria cum puero, Josep, Anna, obstetrix, cum pullis
columbarum. Symeon recipiens puerum in ulnas suas, et
duo filii Symeonis.

PRIEST ¶ Almighty God in heaven so high,
The maker of all heaven and earth,
Has ordained the things evenly;
For man, he meant to mend his mirth.
In number, weight and measure fine
God did create all things, I say.
His laws he bade men not decline,
But keep his commandments all way.
In the mount of Synay so fair
In two tables, to you to tell,
His laws to Moses took God there,
To give to the children of Israell.
That Moses shall guide them alway,
And teach them true to know God's will;
And that they should not it deny,
But keep his laws stable and still,
For pain that he had put therefore
To stone all them that keep it not
Utterly to death, both less and more;
There should no mercy for them be sought.
Therefore keep well God's commandment,
And lead your life after his laws,
Or else surely ye must repent,
Both less and more, each one in rows.
This is his will after Moyses' law,
That ye should bring your beasts good

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Contents 5
  • Foreword 7
  • 1 - The Tannours 15
  • 2 - The Playsterers 20
  • 3 - The Cardmakers 25
  • 4 - The Fullers 28
  • 5 - The Cowpers 31
  • 6 - The Armourers 36
  • 7 - The Gaunters (glovers) 41
  • 8 - The Shipwrightes 45
  • 9 - The Fysshers And Marynars 49
  • 10 - The Parcemyners And Bokebynders 58
  • 11 - The Hosiers 68
  • 12 - The Spicers 79
  • 13 - The Pewterers And Founders 86
  • 14 - The Tille Thekers 94
  • 15 - The Chaundelers 99
  • 16 - The Masons 103
  • 18 - The Marshals 114
  • 41 - The Hatmakers, Masons and Laborers 120
  • 19 - The Girdlers and Nailers 132
  • 20 - The Spurriers And Lorimers 140
  • 21 - The Barbours 148
  • 22 - The Lokk Smythys 153
  • 23 - The Curriers 159
  • 24 - The Cappemakers Etc. (the Plummers, Patenmakers, Pouchemakers, and Botellers 166
  • 25 - The Skynners 172
  • 26 - The Cutlers 186
  • 27 - The Baksteres 196
  • 28 - The Cordwaners 201
  • 29 - The Bowers and Flecchers 210
  • 30 - The Tapiters And Couchers 221
  • 31 - The Lytsteres 236
  • 32 - The Cukes And Waterleders 248
  • 33 - The Tyllemakers Later, Mylners, Ropers, Seveours, Turnours, Hayresters, and Bollers 259
  • 34 - The Shermen 273
  • 35 - The Pynners, Latoners, Payntours 282
  • 36 - The Butchers 290
  • 37 - The Saddlers 301
  • 38 - The Carpenteres 312
  • 39 - The Wynedrawers 324
  • 40 - The Sledmen 328
  • 42 - The Escreven Ers 334
  • 43 - The Tailoures 340
  • 44 - The Potteres 348
  • 45 - The Drapers 354
  • 46 - The Wevers of Wollen 360
  • 47 - The Osteleres 368
  • 48 - The Merceres 373
  • 49 - The Innholders 383
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