The York Cycle of Mystery Plays: A Complete Version

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44
THE POTTERES

Maria, duo angeli, xi apostoli, et spiritus sanctus descendens super eos, et iiij Judei admirantes.

PETER¶Brethren, take tent unto my steven;
Then shall ye stably understand.
Our Master dear is hence to heaven,
To rest there on his Father's right hand,
And we are left alive, eleven,
To learn his laws truly in land.
Ere we begin, we must be even,
Else were our works not to warrant.
For perfect number it is none,
Eleven only to be here;
Twelve may be asunder ta'en
And severed into many a share.

Nobis precepit minus predicare populo et testifcare quia prope est judex vivorum et mortuorum.

Our Lord commanded more and less
To rule us rightly after his rede;
He bade us preach and bear witness
That he should doom both quick and dead.
To him all prophets prove express,
All those that trust in his godhead,
Of sins they shall have forgiveness;
And so shall we say plain indeed.
And since we on this wise
Shall his counsel descry,
It needs we us advise
That we say not severally.

JOHN¶Often he said that we should wend
In all this world his will to work,

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  • 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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