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Joseph confirms this association between the Incarnation and costuming by using the word "gyse" to describe Mary's alleged affair: "Than has thu begownne a synful gyse!" he tells her (12.31)--"gyse" meaning "custom" or "business," but also "clothing" or "disguise." Mary's adultery, like N-Town, masquerades as profanity.
New Gyse, Nowadays, and the spectators then follow Nought's lead and sing the same line: 'Yt ys wretyn wyth a colle, yt ys wretyn wyth a cole'.
NEW GYSE: And how, mynstrellys, pley De comyn trace!
A similar device is found in Mankind 457-74, where the vices New Gyse, Nowadays, and Nought tell the audience they will not be able to see the devil Titivillus unless they contribute money; and Poverty in Skelton's Magnyfycence may have taken up a collection of money or food from the audience (see Neuse, Magnyfycence, 43-44).