But sith I thee have marked with the croys Of thilke Fader--blessed moote he be!--That for us deyde upon a croys of tree, Thy soule, litel child, I hym bitake, For this nyght
shaltow dyen for my sake."
"And thenketh wel, ye shal in Grekis fynde A moore parfit love, er it be nyght
Indeed, the precondition of this wonderful dream ("Whan hit was nyght
to slepe I lay / Ryght ther as I was wont to done, / And fil on slepe wonder sone, / As he that wery was forgo / On pilgrymage myles two / To the corseynt Lionard, / To make lythe of that was hard" [112-18, emphasis added]) already foreshadows how the familiar may give rise to the unfamiliar, or, to put it more precisely, how the unfamiliar within the familiar will surface when one is not on guard.
550) and sees that 'this nyght
shaltow dyen for my sake' (E
Like the similarly late allusion to a banquet in The Play of the Wether, when the Boy, the play's final suitor, says he has heard that his "godfather, god almighty" has come "This nyght
" to "suppe here with my lorde" (11.
This dualism, Health concludes, is built into the structure of time itself: 'After the day,' he tells Sickness, 'followeth the nyght
, and after lyfe, approacheth moste fearful death' (sig.
Flyleaf jottings in a book of hours which belonged to the Derham family of Crimplesham in Norfolk record the births of sons and daughters with astrological precision, and with devotion: 'Thomas my son was born the xiii day of Januarii the yere or four lorde 1488 on a Tewesday at nyght
, between viii and ix: god make hym a good man: that day callid sent hillary ys day', or on St Alban's day 1492 the birth of 'Frawnses my son, god make him his servaunt'.
As opposed to this, the extended simile with which the "blessyd Jhesus" illustrates his foreknowledge of his suffering draws full attention to his humanity, his human weakness: As a pylgryme the whiche hathe to passe necessaryly a peryllous passage thynkynge nyght
& daye howe he myght best escape it & auoyde the daungers the whiche he fereth to fynd in his passage / & thus hathe he no maner of rest in hymselfe neyther daye nor nyghte / unto the tyme that his pylgrymage and voyage be parfayte and ende in lyke wyse is it of me.
Upon a nyght
in sleep as [he.sub.i] [hym.sub.i] leyde
She told me her name was Mystryss Darque Wintyr Nyght
be so hardy in eny wyse to walk by nyght
in eny manere mommyng/pleyes/enterludes/ or eny oper disgisynges with eny feynyd berdis peyntid visers disfourmyd or colourid visages in eny wyse." Facial disguise is the subject of the book by Twycross and Carpenter, who place theatrical masks within the broad context of face covering and painting in game, entertainment, serious playacting and even warfare from Anglo-Saxon times to the early modern period.
And I ne may, ne nyght
ne morwe, Slepe, and thys melancolye And drede I have for to dye.