SPERD

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SPERDSaint-Paul Educational Regional Division (St. Paul, AB, Canada)
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(61) Ambrose glossed this as a reference to Mary: "Mary," he wrote, "is the door which was closed and not to be opened." (62) In an earlier play, N-Town explicitly brings this up, parading Ezekiel out in a pageant of Old Testament prophets to foretell the coming "of a gate that sperd was trewly / And no man but a prince myght therin go" (7.47-48).
When N-Town's Ezekiel describes Mary as "a gate that sperd was trewly," he uses a word with a double meaning: "sperd" means both bolted shut and speared through.
A man goeth upryght, and the soule [food] of his bodi is sperd [closed] as a purse ful feyre.