Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas: A Selection of Plays Illustrating the History of the English Drama from Its Origin Down to Shakespeare

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Joseph Quincy Adams
Houghton Mifflin, 1924 - Bible plays, English - 712 pages

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Page 22 - O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Page 25 - Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you ; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Page 22 - What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad ? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem^ and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
Page 22 - Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people. And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and have crucified Him. But we trusted that it had been He which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to-day is the third day since these things were done.
Page 450 - Sweete mistresse, where as I loue you nothing at all, Regarding your substance and richesse chiefe of all, For your personage, beautie, demeanour, and wit, I commende me vnto you neuer a whit. Sorie to heare report of your good welfare.
Page 297 - Then of myself I was ashamed, And so I am worthy to be blamed ; Thus may I well myself hate. Of whom shall I now counsel take? I think that I shall never speed Till that I go to my Good-Deed. But alas, she is so weak, That she can neither go nor speak; Yet will I venture on her now.
Page 220 - And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
Page 288 - See now that I, even I, am he, And there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: Neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
Page 293 - Tusshe, by thy thankes I set not a strawe; Shewe me your grefe, and saye no more. Everyman. If I my herte sholde to you breke, And than you to tourne your mynde fro me, 225 And wolde not me comforte whan ye here me speke, Then sholde I ten tymes soryer be.
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