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Father of heaven omnipotent
The Brome Play of Abraham and Isaac — 466 lines, mostly in cross-rhymed quatrains
Title(s): The Brome Play of Abraham and Isaac
Subjects: mystery plays
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 365 [olim Ipswich County Hall deposit, Hillwood; prior Brome Hall, Suffolk], ff. 15-22
First Lines:
Fader of hevyn omnipotent
With all my hart to the I call…
Last Lines:
…Now Ihesu that weryt the crown of thorne
Bryng vs all to heuyn blysse
Facsimiles:
Davis, Norman. “Introduction.” Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments and the Winchester Dialogues. Facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the Dialogues in Winchester College MS 33. Leeds Texts and Monographs. Medieval Drama Facsimiles 5. Leeds: University of Leeds School of English, 1979: 49-65.
Editions:
Smith, Lucy Toulmin. “Play of Abraham and Isaac.” Anglia 7 (1884): 316-37: 323-7.
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. A Commonplace Book of the Fifteenth Century. Norwich: Kerrison, Goose, 1886: 49-69.
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. “Notes on A Common-Place Book of the Fifteenth Century with a Religious Play of Abraham and Isaac.” The Norfolk Antiquarian Miscellany. Walter Rye, ed. 3 vols. Norwich: Goose & Co, 1873-87: 3.115-67: 127-46.
Manly, John Matthews. Specimens of the Pre-Shakspearean Drama. 2 vols. Boston: Ginn, 1897: 1.41-57.
Waterhouse, Osborn, ed. The Non-Cycle Mystery Plays. EETS e.s. 104 (1909): 36-53.
Cook, Albert Stanburrough. A Literary Middle English Reader. Boston and New York: Ginn, 1915: 499-517.
Happé, P. English Mystery Plays. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1975: 152-71.
Davis, Norman. “Introduction.” Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments and the Winchester Dialogues. Facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the Dialogues in Winchester College MS 33. Leeds Texts and Monographs. Medieval Drama Facsimiles 5. Leeds: University of Leeds School of English, 1979: 49-65.